Hi! I haven't been on here in a LONG time (5/09), I used to raise chickens (and the occasional duck) but due to a predator problem I found them new homes.
Anyways, I have a duck problem. I work at a farm and on the farm we have a pond which attracts mostly Canadian geese, however about a year a Muscovy showed up and has never left. I am fairly certain he was a dump job because he loves hanging around people and we don't have any other water fowl besides the geese (and a pair of swans). The problem is that he has now become a nuisance, he is just walking himself into the barn, scaring the horses, making a mess on the aile, and eating all the cat food. We have tried chasing him away from the barn, just living with him, but it is just getting worse. He is braver than ever until he gets spooked then he flies out of the barn, yesterday he flew into me while I had two horses in my hand who naturally (having a giant feathered thing flying at their faces) freaked out, both horses were upset and shaking after the incident, and my arms were nearly pulled out of my socket.
So, I have decided that it will be best to relocate him. I would love advise on how to make it an easy transition for "Ferdie". I have two options 1. A friends property that has a pond that doesn't have any ducks on it but my friend is wants to take him on as a pet and thus would feed and etc, however he would be on his own and I wonder why there are no water fowl living on that pond (predators?). 2. A pond that has a bunch ducks and geese (of all sorts including Muscovies) and gets fed (I'm uncertain how often), but it is by the highway and Ferdie is not very bright, I also worry how he'd do with the other ducks as he isn't social at all right now.
I'd love some advice, I don't want him to suffer in any way but I also want him GONE.
Moments before he attacks my dog
Up Close and Personal
Edited by Corey NC - 3/12/11 at 7:47pm