Nest???

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  1. blayt90

    blayt90 Crowing

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    I have a female Rouen that has built a nest out of pine straw in a corner on the outside of two houses I have for them. The houses are positioned to make a inside corner between them at their backs. She has laid one egg in it. Could this be a sign that she is getting ready to maybe sit on the nest she made and go broody? Versus making a nest inside one of the houses? The houses both have pine shavings in them.
     
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  2. blayt90

    blayt90 Crowing

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    I will post a picture tomorrow.
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Only she knows lol ;) is it a safe place for her to brood? if not take the egg inside where it is safe.
     
  4. blayt90

    blayt90 Crowing

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    41D92101-A2FE-465A-99FA-1A6381087891.jpeg It is inside my pen. If you look at this picture where the two houses meet the nest is in that corner. I could put a top over it but that’s about it. And the board that is on the left side of the red house is moved where she has a small opening to get behind it.
     
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  5. CayugaJana

    CayugaJana Free Ranging

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    I have certain ducks who prefer to always hide their eggs. And some who have no shame and plop it wherever they are walking.
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Me too CayugaJana. So far no ducks laying anywhere hidden or not. lol
     
  7. blayt90

    blayt90 Crowing

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    I have one that always lays in one house or the other which has now laid in a nest outside and the other one sometimes lays it wherever but usually in a house.
     
  8. blayt90

    blayt90 Crowing

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    59865BBA-4A6A-4F1F-B87C-A13EBC281676.jpeg This is her nest this morning.
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Well now you'll have to just bide your time to see what she does. Either she'll continue laying there and eventually go broody or she won't. I hope she does.
     
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  10. blayt90

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    Me too I hope she goes broody.
     
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