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 still think it prudent occasionally to apply a re-treatment. I have personal used this treatment on my own housing, and can highly recommend it:
STOPS WATER DEGRADATION -
Forms a water shedding coating stopping water ingression and potential wood rot.
CAN BE APPLIED TO WET WOOD -
No waiting for that elusive day when you have time and the wood is dry.
MICRO POROUS -
Allows the wood to ‘breath’.
Has a milky colour when applied but dries clear, so OK to applied liberally without showing too many brush or run marks.
SUITABLE FOR ANIMAL HOUSING -
And says as much 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.