Nesting for Ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Kerry Harrigan, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. Kerry Harrigan

    Kerry Harrigan Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 13 chickens, 1 rooster, and 8 ducks (5 female, 3 male). What do the females like to nest in? My chickens are happy with alfalfa or timothy hay. They all live together and seem very happy. The ducks are a little unhappy with their frozen ponds. Is it ok if they don't have anywhere to swim in the winter? We're working on it, but hauling many buckets of water from the house to their yard is a pain.
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I just use swim pans - concrete mixing pans year 'round.

    For nesting, I just give them fresh shavings and they make their own.

    They like little corners, though, so I have attached a couple of plywood squares (about 2 by 2') to make a couple more corners in the shelter.

    Welcome to the Duck Forum!
     
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  3. Kerry Harrigan

    Kerry Harrigan Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. That is very helpful. I do have some nice corners for them, but will get some more shavings for them in those areas.
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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  5. Kerry Harrigan

    Kerry Harrigan Out Of The Brooder

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    Your picture helps even more. Thank you
     

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