How many nest boxes?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Going Quackers, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    There will be 4 hens... so how many should we build? it's for muscovy. [​IMG]
     
  2. njduck

    njduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    4 if you can get them to go into them. mine like 55 gallon drums or any spot that is covered and hid from sight. They never nest within 4 or 5ft of each other.
     
  3. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    In case you were hoping for ducklings.....
    The chances of them all going broody at exactly the same time are slim..but hey...stranger things have happened. One for each is what I would give them just to make sure though. They may favor some over the others- or share- but at least with one each you can move them if you need to. Make the boxes far enough apart that you can section off each mum for a while when hatching to protect the babies.


    If you are just wanting eggs... 2-3 might be enough- They may choose their own place to lay anyway.
     

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