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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.

DELIVERY & VAT

Against the trend I have always endeavoured to set out my stall with the price shown to include DELIVERY and VAT, so not 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 both ordered and delivered as one transaction.

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.

EPSOM THREE NEST.

A hexagonal float with a three nest hexagonal house and roof.

The nests are segregated to stop ‘squabbles’.

The roof lifts off for access.

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

Supplied with two tether eyes for the anchor ropes.

EPSOM SIX NEST.

A hexagonal float, with a six nest hexagonal house and roof.

The nests are segregated to stop ‘squabbles.

The roof lifts of for access.

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

Supplied with two tether eyes for the anchor ropes.

EPSOM EIGHT NEST.

An octagonal float, with an eight nest octagonal house and roof.

The nests are segregated to stop ‘squabbles’.

The roof lifts off for access.

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

Supplied with two tether eyes for the anchor ropes.

EPSOM TWELVE NEST.

A Dodecagonal (I looked it up!) float, with a twelve nest dodecagonal house and roof.

The nests are segregated to stop ‘squabbles’.

The roof lifts off for access.

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

Supplied with four tether eyes for the anchor ropes.

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.

NEWBURY & EPSOM ROOFS:

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

EPSOM WALLS:

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


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.

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

FLOAT ONLY:

The float without the house.

HOUSE ONLY:

The house without the float.

TETHERING KIT:

Pair of 8 meter 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 2Mt chain and connecting shackle.

ADDITIONAL CHAINS:

Pair of 2 meter chains and connecting shackles.

PRICES INCLUDE VAT & *DELIVERY (*UK MAINLAND EXCLUDING THE HIGHLANDS) WHEREVER FEASIBLE THE HOUSE WILL BE DELIVERED FULLY ASSEMBLED

Newbury Two Nest£380.00

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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