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Floating Duck Nests

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FLOATING DUCK NESTS

Floating or not a duck nest is the duck world’s equivalent of a bird nesting box. Wild ducks will be inclined to use the house for nesting and perhaps as a safe night roost. Please remember that being wild for the most part the ducks will come, take full advantage of your hospitality, rear their young and go, so don’t take it personally.

TETHERED OR ANCHORED.

Rather than being able to travel up and down the water, ideally the nest needs to be held in one location and away from the bank. If the pond size permits, the nest can be chained from two points on opposite banks. (see options below) On larger ponds or lakes it will be necessary to anchor the house in mid water. We favour mud weights which are 20kg lumps that embed themselves into the bottom sludge. (see options below)

AT THE BEGINNING.

Mess it up!, ducks need to feel this is a mud island, so make it smell right, a few handfuls of messy reeds and a splodge of bank mud in the nesting areas would not go a-miss. I have been told (but not tried) that to get ducks to use a new nest box line the floor with a damp turf, green side down.

CLEANING & MAINTENANCE.

Some folks will have an instinct to treat their duck house as they would a chicken coop and clean practically weekly. For those folks I have good news, We are trying to encourage wild creatures to use what to them will be perceived as an unconventional nesting site, and ducks are comfortable with their own mess, so leave the duck house well alone.

Suggest you clean once a year in the late summer. The internal walls in the EPSOM’S are removable giving extra access. Remove most, but not all the debris, it is not necessary nor desirable to wash out the house.

CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS

ALL TIMBERS:

All timbers used are pressure treated joinery grade red pine.

NEWBURY WALLS:

G’Robs own distinctive brick effect 20mm thick pressure treated, joinery grade red pine, with a 4mm liner.

MALLARD & EPSOM WALLS:

12mm thick pressure treated, joinery grade red pine, tongue and groove boarding.

ALL ROOFS:

G’Robs own distinctive tile effect, 20mm thick, pressure treated joinery grade red pine shiplap with a 4mm liner.

ALL FLOAT FRAMES:

45mm thick pressure treated joinery grade red pine.

ALL FLOAT BASES:

12mm MARINE grade ply.

ALL FLOAT DECKS:

Pressure treated joinery grade red pine, tongue and groove boarding.

FLOATING DUCK NESTS RANGE

NEWBURY TWO NEST.


A rectangular float, with a two nest house.

The nest are segregated to stop ‘squabbles’.

The roof is hinged for access.

There are two doorsteps to give the ducks a ‘leg up’ onto the float.

Supplied with two tether eyes for the anchor ropes.

MALLARD TWO NEST.


A hexagonal float and house. The Mallard roof is pitched to form a higher roof, which is has no bearing on the functionality, it’s purely an aesthetics thing.

The two nesting bays are segregated to stop ‘squabbles’.

The nest divider is removable for cleaning.

The roof lifts off for access.

There are three steps to give the ducks a ‘leg up’ onto the float.

Supplied with two tether eyes for the anchor chains.

EPSOM THREE NEST.


A hexagonal float and house.

The three nesting bays are segregated to stop ‘squabbles’.

The nest dividers are removable for cleaning.

The roof lifts off for access.

There are three steps to give the ducks a ‘leg up’ onto the float.

Supplied with two tether eyes for the anchor chains.

EPSOM SIX NEST.


A hexagonal float and house.

The six nesting bays are segregated to stop ‘squabbles.

The nest dividers are removable for cleaning.

The roof lifts off for access.

There are six steps to give the ducks a ‘leg up’ onto the float.

Supplied with two tether eyes for the anchor chains.

EPSOM EIGHT NEST.


An octagonal float and house.

The six nesting bays are segregated to stop ‘squabbles’.

The nest dividers are removable for cleaning.

The roof lifts off for access.

There are eight steps to give the ducks a ‘leg up’ onto the float.

Supplied with two tether eyes for the anchor chains.

EPSOM TWELVE NEST.


An dodecagonal float and house.

The twelve nesting bays are segregated to stop ‘squabbles’.

The nest dividers are removable for cleaning.

The roof lifts off for access.

There are twelve steps to give the ducks a ‘leg up’ onto the float.

Supplied with four tether eyes for the anchor chains.

OPTIONAL

TETHERING KIT:

Pair of 8 metre hot dipped galvanised chains with connecting shackles, and two 45 x 45 x 450 mm timber tether pegs with tether eyes.

MUD WEIGHTS:

A pair of 20kg cast weights embedded with a 2 mtr chain and connecting shackle.

ADDITIONAL CHAINS:

Pair of 2 metre chains and connecting shackles.

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.

Newbury Two Nest£380.00

Mallard Two Nest£690.00

Epsom Three Nest£490.00

Epsom Six Nest£790.00

Epsom Eight Nest£995.00

Epsom Twelve Nest£2,350.00

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