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wood duck pred guards

Postby metsen duts » Sun Mar 02, 2014 6:27 pm

are predator guards necessary on wood duck boxes if they are located in open water with no trees limbs with 10 or so ft?
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Re: wood duck pred guards

Postby KAhunter » Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:33 am

Yes. Never put up a wood duck box without a predator guard. It becomes a death trap for hen woodies
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Its always duck season, there is just a long break from february to september.
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Re: wood duck pred guards

Postby metsen duts » Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:51 am

thanks got my snow day project
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Re: wood duck pred guards

Postby tenfingergrip » Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:22 am

Snakes are a common predator in open water, even with the predator guard, so make sure the guard is tight against the post or pipe so they can't slither between the two to get to the eggs. The hen will lay eggs for about a month then incubate for about a month, so the eggs are quite vunerable to snakes.
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