Top positive review
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Solid, superior construction, smart design, and great price
on January 14, 2012
I've been building cedar wood duck boxes for my own land management and conservation purposes for 20 years. It's become almost impossible to buy quality cedar at one of the big box stores. I set out to build ten of them, using Ducks Unlimited specs this year, and buying all material at Lowes or Home Depot. In the end, the best I could find was warped, knotty, three-quarter inch cedar and for ten wood duck boxes the total cost broke down to $90 per box. So I then started buying, one-by-one, all the different cedar boxes available on the market, to see if I could find a more efficient way to get them. This Stovall box is by far the best and comes at a great price, particularly with free shipping. It's built of true, one-inch thick cedar. It's built to the recommended Ducks Unlimited and Audubon Society dimensions. The hardware is of high quality and durability. The side clean out hatch is built perfectly with enough depth to ensure eggs would never fall out, but enough opening capacity to ensure easy clean out. Even the hardware cloth ramp inside is cut so that sharps are not a risk to injure ducklings. The double-thick opening is perfect to give hens enough support going in and out of the box and also makes for a good launching platform for the ducklings. In short, this is the perfect design for long-lasting, regular use. I will be buying many more!