Duck poo right outside the door everyday!!! How do I deter them?
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**side note: Regular chicken wire and/or garden netting would suffice for this purpose. The hardware cloth can be annoying to work with sometimes.
Our neighbor has a single strand of christmas lights that hang above the chicken & duck coops for lighting & her ducks haven't been on her porch since she hung them. She has a timer on the lights so they come on before dark & shut off after she "puts everyone to bed" & they are safely closed in their coops.
Christmas lights is a good idea! I have some sitting in my trunk! They are completely on their own, no coops, no pools, just free range ducks on the property. Can you tell me what kind of places they prefer to sleep? They lay under some bushes nested in some dirt most the day, but I have no idea what kind of place they like to sleep. I'll hang the lights anywhere they will reach, as long as they aren't right in front of the door or on my car. Their two favorite places!
Haha That's a pretty tall order! He isn't very helpful with these sort of things. But we will see what we can do! I will at least ask! It is calving season, so he claims to be pretty busy, even with his two hour lunch breaks and sleeping in till 10am. Gotta love em! ;)