The Hobbs Cedar Wood Floating Duck Nesting House
We have seen a growing interest in all things ‘natural’ and the idea of providing safe, threat-free housing for wild birds in the garden and wild ducks on the pond. The Hobbs incorporates the beauty of cedar planking, with the ‘floatability’ of the duck canopy. Free-floating duck housing has the advantage over ‘bank fixed’ nests in that it keeps the nest mid water, deterring the fox and other threats to the nesting duck. And for those with pond liners it enables them to provide nesting without fear of piercing that precious liner with a support post. The Hobbs Duck Nesting House provides one nesting bay and has a easy cleaning method in that the float has a ‘fixing free’ location for the house, to clean the nest you simply unhook and lift off the canopy, then the entire house will lift away from the floating deck, leaving the old nests fully exposed. Simply scoop the old nest into the trash or other appropriate method of disposal. The Hobbs comes complete with a float*.
Our duck houses are made with the same attention to detail and quality found at Forsham Cottage Arks, Goreside Farm, Ashford, Kent, who inspired our American version of this impressive design.
If you are interested in purchasing a custom built Hobbs or a set of plans to build a Hobbs for your pond or lake, please visit their webpage.