for starters let me explain my problem i raise ducks and have for a while now. but i have to free range them and the reason i say have to is because i have the wonderful luck of having a lovley neighbhor who wants to sell MY animals and has for years. no i am not going to report him and i don't worry about him selling any of them because he is older and they would have to be cooped up for him to catch them hince the reason i free range all my birds. but now for the reason of this thread i have just been raiding nests from under bushes and out of piles of hay thrown down by horses for all these years so this year i made the mistake of listening to someone telling me that guineas love nesting in barrels and will lay in a barrel before under a pile of brush . so i left the barrels out and of course the guineas refused to even go near them but my mallard hen made a nest in one so i got to thinking about moving the barrels over next to the pond in different spots under some bushes do you think they will lay in them?