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Are ducks as independent as I think?

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Our flock has found  our pond.Near the pond is the woods.And teh ducks found  out there were creeks an d mud puddles.But,we have lots of birds o f prey,and  foxes  coyotes,and  they come  home  around  3;30,just when the  birds and  aniamls come out.Are they independent enough to go in the woods,will they fight?

I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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Our flock has found  our pond.Near the pond is the woods.And teh ducks found  out there were creeks an d mud puddles.But,we have lots of birds o f prey,and  foxes  coyotes,and  they come  home  around  3;30,just when the  birds and  aniamls come out.Are they independent enough to go in the woods,will they fight?

Any time we let out water fowl wander off to play in pond/woods etc. we always take the chance a predator will take them, It is a choice we all have to make for our flocks are we willing to lose some or all in letting them do what they want. who do you mean will they fight? Drakes will fight but not necessarily in the woods just where ever the notion strikes them.

 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God ~C.S.Lewis~

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 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God ~C.S.Lewis~

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Ducks are going to lose any fight to birds of prey, foxes and coyotes.

If you know your predators show up at 3:30, put the birds away before then.

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