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Protecting duck eggs
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rhudson    Posted 04-29-2001 at 19:19:45       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Forgive me if this is the wrong forum to ask this.
we have a farm pond about 200 yards behind my house. we have about 15 mallards, 10 campbells, and 10 runners. they are just starting to lay eggs about 150' from the waters edge. the problem is that something (probably dogs) are breaking the eggs. is there some way/place i can build nesting boxes that will protect the eggs? I built an island hoping they would nest there but alast, they like this other area. thanks for any help you could give me.


IHank    Posted 04-29-2001 at 21:36:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Rhudson- Sounds like you're banging heads with a balance of nature thing. All sorts of critters, wild and domestic, are possible as to who's eating the duck eggs. Could be they stand in line out there each nite taking turns waiting for a snack...

The ducks will eventually catch on and adjust their nesting habits, mebbie... If not, then you'll have room for some smarter ducks in times to come.

Try shooting any dogs and cats and coons and possums and "whatever" that you might see messing around in the nesting area. Just don't get caught doing it. IHank


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