Our duck can’t jump into the new nesting boxes because they are to high. So now she lays her eggs on the ground. I wanted to get her a little box, or crate, for her to lay her eggs in, and sleep at night.
I saw a picture of the cutest duck house on Pinterest. Our ducks and chickens will be using the same coop, so we won’t need a duck house (right now, anyway), but I used the colors as inspiration to make her a little bed.
I bought the crate from Michael’s for $6 on sale. The letters were $1 each on sale from Hobby Lobby. Don’t mind the other stuff.. That’s another post. 🙂
I stained the crate a dark walnut and painted the letters Lemon yellow.
I added an outdoor clear coat to the crate before putting the letters on. It’s not going to be outside, but it will get hot and cold in the barn, so I figured the added protection would be a good idea.
Then I glued the letters on and added some straw bedding.
We will see if she uses it instead of laying her eggs on the ground. Hopefully when our baby ducks grow up they will use it too. 🙂
Thanks for reading!