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Wood Duck Box Direction #8815188 03/09/23 03:54 PM
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What direction should wood duck boxes face? Southeast?

Located in Van Zandt County

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South or West

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Thanks.....

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Main thing is make sure they cannot see the entrance to another box. Face them all different directions… if a hen sees another hen entering another nest box anywhere near her area they will fly over and scoop the eggs out.

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At least 5 wood duck boxes in this pic. Facing East, South and North. All produce multiple hatches every year
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Whats the best way to hang wood duck boxes?

I've been using 8' tpost driven atleast 3' into the ground as my anchor/stabilizer. Then use 10' pipe to go over the tpost with the wood duck box up top and a varmint guard about 2' below the wood duck box.

Trying to figure out a cheaper and easier way, mainly trying to get rid of the varmint guard.

Would 3/4" rebar be sturdy enough? Could a coon or varmint climb 3/4" rear?

Give me some ideas....TIA


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I use chain link top rail and plastic 18" squirrel guards for wood ducks and bluebirds. I have not been successful without the squirrel guards due to snakes. (I am not worried about squirrels of course, just the guards we use are sold as that)


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How do you anchor the top rail?


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Originally Posted by 2flyfish4
How do you anchor the top rail?

T post driver or sledge hammer with a piece of 2x4 over the top hole. It's tricky in a boat but can be done.


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