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
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.
Currently, due to the high cost of shipping, we are not
shipping pre-made houses. However, do-it-yourselfers can purchase a set of
8.5 x 11 inch plans for $75.00.
Before contacting us regarding purchasing a finished duck house
or a set of plans, please read our Terms of Sale. Anyone placing an order will have to
confirm their reading and agreement of these terms.
Due to the outrageous cost of shipping (we have been quoted
between $500 packaging for flat pack and $1000 plus crating for
freight on full assembly) we will not ship a full size house.
If after reading the Terms of Sale you are interested in purchasing a Hobbs for your pond
or lake, please
(most all your questions will be answered on the Terms of Sale
page, so please be sure to read that prior to contact us).
*Expected life span of the float material is
2-5 years, depending on individual usage and water quality. When
the material expires, simply replace with blue foam from your
local building store.