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My ducks went into the creek last week and they panicked they finally got out and now they go absolutely crazy if they even see there pool take off threw the woods and hide in the field by the creek. Ducks afraid of water now what?
This is all they will go in now
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Our ducks were hesitant about going into the pond and creek at first.  I am not a duck whisperer by any means, but I do know that all of the ducks we have had really have a strong bond with the coop they go into at night. 

 

It took about 3 days of us walking behind them to steer them toward the creek before they started going down there every day.  Now, they go down to the creek every morning and come back in the evening. It just took some time  We do have one Pekin female that would rather go with the chickens in the yard and doesn't like the water.

 

Now that we have new ducks, their rhythm has been interrupted and we had to start the whole process over again. 

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I guess time will tell
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Just stick with it and kind of push them to the water. If they get out and leave thats fine too, but just keep at it every day for as long as it takes..
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Originally Posted by Jpg1961 View Post

My ducks went into the creek last week and they panicked they finally got out and now they go absolutely crazy if they even see there pool take off threw the woods and hide in the field by the creek. Ducks afraid of water now what?
This is all they will go in now


I think something happened that made them feel unsafe.  It will take time for them to adjust.

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