Duck nesting ?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by SwampChicken, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. SwampChicken

    SwampChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Sep 28, 2008
    Paris, TN
    I posted this in another thread but think this is where it belongs. My question is, I need some ideas on building nesting boxes/houses over water for mallard ducks. Should it be floating or fixed position with a post. This is my attempt at raise ducks. I have aprox 1/2 acre pond with very little cover around the pond. I have found one nest on the levy next to a very small sapling with briars around it. I fear that this nest will be destroyed and possibly loose the duck to predators. Any ideas will be greatly appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. Chick_a_dee

    Chick_a_dee Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    Peterborough, ON
    i would sink posts and build the nest box so that it sits on top (you can screw/bolt through the bottom of the box into the top of the post)...make sure your post is flat on top.
     
  3. SwampChicken

    SwampChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the help. I have got to get busy on this project. Any other advise like size, shape, heighth from water and etc. would also be helpful.
     

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