Nest structure Plan and Information
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Species in decline
This species is in decline in certain regions. You can put up a nest box to help if you live in the right region and habitat.
- Not declining
- Not present
Nesting RangeSource: Birds of the World
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Known Nesting Period
Some Nesting Occurrence
Nesting in Most of Range
Nest Box Placement
1–2 structures per 3 acres of open water
Away from prevailing wind
- 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.