Devenish Wildfowlers and Conservation Club in Northern Ireland has assembled and installed 33 nesting tunnels in and around Enniskillen and the Lower Lough Erne area. Each of the tunnels, commonly known as hen houses, are designed to provide wild duck with a safe nesting and hatching environment during the breeding season.

It is the sixth year that the club has been involved with the project, which was the first of its kind in the UK. Members say that the hen houses have proved extremely popular, with many being used twice in the same season to rear successive broods of young ducklings. This year, the club has adopted a design which not only suits wetter weather conditions, but also allows for quicker maintenance and refurbishment before the breeding season.

The rest of this article appears in 27th April issue of Shooting Times.

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