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.

Inspiration picture. This house is adorable!

Inspiration picture. This house is adorable!

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. 🙂

$6 wood crate. Wood "duck" letters for $1 each.

$6 wood crate. Wood “duck” letters for $1 each.

I stained the crate a dark walnut and painted the letters Lemon yellow.

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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.

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Then I glued the letters on and added some straw bedding.

I hope she likes it as much as I do!

I hope she likes it as much as I do!

Pepper showed interest in it right away.

Pepper showed interest in it right away.

All the other ladies are interested too. I hope she uses it! Notice Pepper has red paint on her.. She always had to be right up into whatever I am doing, including painting the coop last week. :)

All the other ladies are interested too. I hope she uses it! Notice Pepper has red paint on her.. She always has to be right up into whatever I am doing, including painting the coop last week. 🙂

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!

Ashley

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