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Nesting requirements for female ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by kmehlbauer, May 13, 2016.

  1. kmehlbauer

    kmehlbauer New Egg

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    Hello! This is my first time raising ducks. My ducks are about two months old now and I need tostart preparing for egg laying. What do ducks require for nest boxes. Is it similar to chickens? Help would be appreciated!
     
  2. dotknott

    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nothing special really. Get some ceramic eggs if you don't have them to encourage them to lay in the boxes you set up. If you don't get them to set in a regular spot, you may be finding eggs all over the place.
     
  3. kmehlbauer

    kmehlbauer New Egg

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    Ok, should the nesting boxes be off the ground? How big thould we build them?
     
  4. The Pinto Pony

    The Pinto Pony Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you have Muscovies then you can have them off of the ground. But if you have Pekins then don't because they can easily hurt their legs. But it's three sq feet per Duck :).
     

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