Wood Duck Nest Pipe
created from durable, non-chewable pipe

Racoon Proof! (egg eaters)

Nest size: 17" deep – 4" pipe.
Color: dark

Complete with hanging hook
 + wire bridal that attaches
to stake or tree -

Included – nest shavings
these ducks don’t collect
grass, sticks or leaves

Hang up instructions included

(Stake not included -
purchase at Hardware Store
 - $3.00 for 6 ft stake - recommended)

1/8" wire mesh "ladder" allows ducklings easy
access to opening.

Cleaning? Remove top.
Shake out old nesting material.
Keep Life Simple!







(FOB) Monona, WI
Beltline Hwys: 12 and 18 —
Exit Monona Drive
2 Blocks North — of Broadway
(to Femrite Dr.)





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or email: Square Circle Saw Works
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Zone: 1-3 456 78
S&H: 5.70 6.30 6.65 6.80 7.15 7.50







more info:

Checked with DNR - Wisconsin and Minnesota — They recommend using 4" pipe for nesting versus a wooden box which allows predators to get hold of the wooden house while trying to fish out the eggs. These pipe nests are approx. 12" deep from entrance - which is much longer than any racoon front leg. (egg eaters)
Very difficult to hang onto slippery pipe with 3 feet and fish out eggs.


Duck pipe nests for ducks that live in trees? Yes, a few ducks do nest in trees on a regular basis, and these include the Bufflehead, Wood Duck, Goldeneyes and Mergansers. These ducks commonly nest in tree cavities, which makes them good candidates for man-made habitats. They are incapable of excavating a cavity to live in as a woodpecker might, so they search for an existing hole ... and a rather large one at that. Their acceptable cavities are fewer than ever, making them quite dependent on human benefactors. Young forests, and those without woodpeckers or flickers, will not have cavities suitable for ducks.

Wood Ducks
The Wood Duck is commonly found throughout the eastern half of the US, in the Upper MidWest on both sides of the Mississippi flyway - all the way to Louisiana, Alabama area and in the Northwest from Washington - Oregon to Northern California. One of our most colorful waterfowl, the Wood Duck, has been a victim of loss of habitat, causing serious nesting problems. The cutting of forests and drainage of swamps, as well as hunting, left Wood Duck populations at a seriously low level early in this century. 

During the 1930’s and 1940’s a conservation effort was begun. Hunting was stopped, and nesting boxes were put up to enable the Wood Duck to recover. This effort was highly successful, and today the population is once again healthy.

The Wood Duck, appropriately for its name, lives in woodland ponds and streams bordered by forests. In these secluded areas, a canoeist may come upon one swimming ahead of the canoe. If they are startled, they sound their characteristic "oo-eek" whistle and disappear into the woods.

The Wood Duck breeds April through July. Its nest is made of wood chips lined with feathers from the female's breast. She lays 11 to 14 eggs which incubate 27 to 30 days. The little hatchlings spend only a day in their nest. After hatching in the nesting pipe, they hear their mother calling outside the nest. They climb up the inside of the pipe (wire cloth ladder built into each nest pipe) and, while they can barely walk and cannot fly, they jump out to mother waiting on the ground. They fall through the air, sometimes as much as 60 feet to the water or after onebounce follow their mother to the water, where she can better protect them from predators.

This fall seems to never hurt them. And they are quite capable of feeding themselves after this first day. Mother's only job is to protect them.

The Wood Duck does not bring nesting material to the nests. They merely line them with down and breast feathers.



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