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wood duck houses

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by Ole and Lena, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. Ole and Lena

    Ole and Lena Chillin' With My Peeps

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    http://mdc.mo.gov/sites/default/files/resources/2010/05/4645_2409.pdf

    It's that time of year. Cabin fever got you down? Build some of the above linked wood duck houses and take a nice walk in a frozen marsh. Help out some of your good wildlife.

    I've used these particular plans. The woodies like them and they use less wood than others I've tried. I build mine from pine as cedar is super expensive locally and give them a good heavy coat of linseed oil, especially at the wood-to wood joints. I've got one up built from pine 10 years ago that has raised a clutch every year and shows no signs of serious rot. Use spiral fluted cedar siding nails, they hold a long time.
     
  2. 3forfree

    3forfree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The township I live in has a wildlife trail through a marsh and woodland area, and I just talked to the twp supervisor about putting out some nest boxes, he seemed quite interested in the idea. Thanks for the link
     
  3. Baymule

    Baymule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool! I will have to try this!
     

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