Duck question .....
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Mine usually range within 300 yards of their water source, but won't cross fence lines (unlike the chickens).
Edited by BertandMary - 3/12/16 at 7:09am
I'd say that without a fence, your ducks will become your neighbor's ducks. Once they find that pond, good luck getting them off it! I've got Muscovies, Indian Runners and Rouen ducks, and none of them ever want to go back in the run after free ranging. The chickens will put themselves to bed and return to the coop; the ducks like to stay out and party. The only reason they get out of their kiddie pool is after they've splashed all the water out of it. Then they go off looking for puddles.
My ducks have discovered the pond across the street where there are 4 young ducks. The male is attacking them as if it was protecting the female or nest. We do have a pond and another female sitting on a nest in our own yard. He hurt one yesterday. My neighbor is threatening me and I just want to discourage them from gowing over there. Would making their own food supply here help? Right now they just eat with our chickens.