Mallard

Nest structure Plan and Information

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Mallard
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Construction difficulty:
complex

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Nesting Range

Mallard Range Source: BNA Online

Nesting Habitat

  • Lake
  • Marsh

Attach Nest Box To

  • Post

Known Nesting Period

Not Nesting
Some Nesting Occurence
Nesting in Most of Range
JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
Source: BNA Online

Nest Box Placement

Nest Height:
3ft

3 feet

Minimum Spacing:

1–2 structures per 3 acres of open water

Facing:

Away from prevailing wind

Helpful Tips

  • Both urban and wild populations readily nest in artificial nesting structures.
  • This nest structure helps guard against flooding and ground predators.
  • Place the hen house in shallow water, approximately 3–5' from nearby emergent vegetation.
  • The hen house should be mounted 3' above the high-water mark.
  • Replace the hay lining of the cylinder in early spring before nesting begins.