How should I make a nest for my Muscovy?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Triplecross, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. Triplecross

    Triplecross Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a pair of Muscovies that are living with my dairy goats who have 4 acres of pasture and the back end of my pole barn that they go into at night. The hen didn't lay eggs this year, she was born in May, but I want to plan for when she does. I'm guessing next spring?

    So what are good dimensions for a Muscovy nest? And where do Muscovies like to have their nest? Are they like chickens and want a dark place?

    Thanks
     
  2. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    Yes, they like a safe dark place.

    For mine, I just leaned a piece of plywood against the wall of the coop.
     
  3. Triplecross

    Triplecross Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, Alaskan, that sounds too easy! I was thinking I'd have to get out the power tools and all [​IMG]
     
  4. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    Nope, mine liked it so much, she just hatched out a clutch this weekend.

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  5. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    I did use one nail at the top, so here was no risk of her bumping it and having it fall down.
     
  6. Triplecross

    Triplecross Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww, they are so cute! Congrats on the little ones. I can't wait until my hen lays.
     

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