Wood duck nestbox alternatives??????

Discussion in 'Ornamental Fowl (Swans, etc.)' started by aldren90, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. aldren90

    aldren90 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I need help of thinking of a way to create some sort of nesting box for my wild waterfowl i was gonna order some boxes but with shipping and all total which was 12 the cost was like $500 and thats kinda steep for me but what are some cheap waus i can make nest boxes or something like them ive got the following birds:

    White faceds
    Ringed teal
    Woodies
    Manddies
    Calls
    Hopefully eytons and pintails
     
  2. KansasKid

    KansasKid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2010
    South East Kansas
    Just get some plywood and make your own. 12x12x24 (24 in back 20 in front or vise versa depending on which way you want the slant)
    also could get some paint and some plastic buckets with lids.

    my website is below, still a work in progress but has a few pics of nest box ideas.
    --> http://prairiemarshwaterfowlfarm.webs.com/nestboxes.htm
     
  3. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I dont think calls are a wild breed...
     
  4. aldren90

    aldren90 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    True true but they will be with my wild water fowl and i thought theyd like some boxes ttttttoooooo:p
     
  5. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Quote:I love your bucket nest boxes..... [​IMG]
     
  6. aldren90

    aldren90 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like the bucket boxes i might try those but more but every ones inputs would be great
     
  7. KansasKid

    KansasKid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2010
    South East Kansas
    Your inbox is full so...

    If you have been to my aviary page you can see my pen and the side poles are 4x4's and the center poles that hold up my net are 4x4s. I just put screwes straight through the plastic buckets into the 4x4s to secure them. With the chain link i would just drill 2 holes at the top and 2 holes at the bottom and wire it to the chain link.
     
  8. aldren90

    aldren90 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok ill try
     
  9. waterdog

    waterdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We use 1x12 either pine which would have to be sealed or painted, or cedar which is rot resistant but more expensive. We also have a few made from treated plywood.
     

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