THE HEXHAM RANGE OF POST MOUNTED DUCK NESTS
A range of post mounted duck nests inspired by our dovecotes. The posts can either be set in the water or on the bank. Each has detachable ramps and nest access.
Primarily these duck nests will be used on an open water site for wild ducks, but suitable for captive birds (see PADDOCK RUN) for a selective breeding program.
Please note these are not duck houses, but duck nesting boxes, ducks have none of the ‘home to roost traits of a chicken, much in the way a wild bird uses a nesting box, they will nest, fledge their young and be gone, so when they do go, don’t take it personally !
HEXHAM RANGE & FEATURES
HEXHAM 1SQ DUCK NEST:
A square, post mounted single duck nest, with a hinged roof for cleaning and egg collection. Supplied with a 70x70x1200 (3”x3”x4ft) post and 4ft ramp.
HEXHAM 1HEX DUCK NEST:
A post mounted single nest ‘duckcote’ inspired by our dovecotes having a hexagonal body and roof including the lead and finial. A removable back wall facilities cleaning and egg collection. Supplied with a 100x100x1200 (4”x4”x4ft) post and 4ft ramp.
HEXHAM 3HEX DUCK NESTS:
A post mounted ‘duckcote’ with three segregated nests, inspired by our dovecotes having a hexagonal body and roof including the lead and finial. Removable side walls facilitate cleaning and egg collection. Supplied with 145x145x1800(6”x6”x6ft) post and three 4ft ramps
CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS (all)
All framing, cladding, and ramps are pressure treated joinery grade red pine.
Smooth sawn, pressure treated for ground contact.
All 12mm thick tongue and grooved boarding.
ROOF CLADDING (HEXI & HEX3):
20mm thick shiplap boarding
ROOF LID (HEX 1SQ):
12mm thick MARINE ply (no felt required)
All 12mm thick MARINE grade ply.
LONGER POST & RAMPS:
Tell us what you require. (POR)
Discount on a multiple order. (POR)
When selective breeding is required, or security is an issue. (link to PADDOCK RUN)
Although the timber we build with is pressure treaded or marine grade and will last many years, we think it prudent to once in a while apply a re-treatment. The treatment we both use and strongly recommend prevents future wood rot by forming a WATER SHEDDING layer over the timber surface.
When first applied the treater has both the colour and consistency of diluted milk, however it dries to be fully TRANSPARENT so can be liberally applied without showing brush or run marks. It is water based so it CAN BE APPLIED TO WET WOOD. Being MICRO POROUS it allows the wood to ‘breath’ and most importantly it says SUITABLE FOR ANIMAL HOUSING on the label!
DELIVERY & VAT
Against the trend, we have always endeavoured to set out our stall with the price shown to include DELIVERY and VAT, so no hidden charges to ‘bump up’ the bill. Therefore, the price listed includes delivery for the UK Mainland (Highlands & Overseas please contact us) and assumes any options required are ordered and delivered with the principle purchase.