How do ducklings get out of nest boxes

Discussion in 'Ornamental Fowl (Swans, etc.)' started by SuperPeacockman, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know the jump to the ground but I was wondering how they get up the inside of a two foot tall nest box.
     
  2. La Mike

    La Mike (Always Slightly Off)

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    What kind of ducks? They climd the wall using anything rough enough to get a hold on. That is why wood duck boxes should be made of rough cut wood [​IMG]
     
  3. KansasKid

    KansasKid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2010
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    Mandarins, wood ducks, and ringed teal are hatched with super long toe nails that make them ideal for climbing.
     
  4. chickenlisa

    chickenlisa Invincible Summer

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    also, the plans we used to make our wood duck boxes (for our Mandarins) had us put 1/4" hardware cloth along the inside front wall and they climb up that quite easily. [​IMG]
     
  5. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay thanks
     

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