Duck Nest

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Luvmyducks, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. Luvmyducks

    Luvmyducks In the Brooder

    Jun 1, 2011
    Do ducks need an area for a nest or do they just lay their eggs where ever? I want to make sure they have a nesting box if needed.

  2. hcppam

    hcppam Songster

    Some will use it, but mostly lay anywhere until they find the spot they like. [​IMG]
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    I keep a layer of straw on top of the shavings. That way I can just replace the straw a few times a week to clean up (I also fluff the shavings). My runners make nests with the straw (of course I leave the nest straw - it's clean).

    Last year, their first, I used two wooden cheese boxes. They used them for months, then abandoned them.

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