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Last winter, Lily and Jojo were the only two outside. This year, they have five other ducks keeping them company. As well as the chickens. Past experience tells me that the chickens will be hanging out inside after a few more snows though.

I AM THE OWNER OF ABI'S COFFEE HOUSE. 

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I AM THE OWNER OF ABI'S COFFEE HOUSE. 

MANAGER, HEATHERFEATHER7

COMPLAINT DEPARTMENT, CHAOS18

POISON CONTROL, MELTEL

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post #10502 of 11050
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Originally Posted by Peekin In View Post
 

Well the winter vortex has arrived, we've had a foot of snow in 4 days and the temps are rapidly dropping.   I bought a heated dog bowl that has been keeping the ducks with some fresh water and we have upped their extra's (kale, scrambled egg and warm oatmeal).

 

My pekins really aren't very impressed, first they informed me someone had stolen their pool and now all the grass (mud puddles) have disappeared too.  They are spending more and more time in their coop hiding from the evil white stuff and the wind.  They still complain first thing in the morning but aren't so quick to come out and tell us about it.

 

Its going to be a long long winter.

:yuckyuck Poor babies, I hope they can find out who stole their pool. and grass and mud puddles.  lol

 

Maybe buy them a TV

 Western N.C ~ 19 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 6 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..

 

~We are Precious in His Sight.~

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 Western N.C ~ 19 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 6 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..

 

~We are Precious in His Sight.~

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Duck Norris wants to know why I won't let him in to eat the dog and cat food, mess up their water, poop on the floor, and pillage the house. He keeps knocking with his bill.
Mommy to 11 Jersey Giants, 2 Ayam Cemanis, 1 Araucana, 6 Isa Browns, 1 Pekin, 1 Cayuga, and one emu named Daryl.
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Duck Norris wants to know why I won't let him in to eat the dog and cat food, mess up their water, poop on the floor, and pillage the house. He keeps knocking with his bill.

:yuckyuck Aww come be a good sport and let him and his friend in.  ;)

 Western N.C ~ 19 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 6 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..

 

~We are Precious in His Sight.~

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 Western N.C ~ 19 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 6 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..

 

~We are Precious in His Sight.~

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post #10505 of 11050
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Duck Norris wants to know why I won't let him in to eat the dog and cat food, mess up their water, poop on the floor, and pillage the house. He keeps knocking with his bill.

 

Just let em' in. Put a beach towel down and get out the hair drier.

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hey everyone,I've got a question for y'all. My boy Riley has started acting quite aggressive lately(meaning it started today) he's been attacking me, and my mother all day, but just last night he was acting the way he use to as a baby. yes he's normally aggressive in the morning( protecting his hen LD.) but he normally mellows out. today was too cold for then to go out so we kept in the dinning room for the day. what could have triggered this sudden change in personality?
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hey everyone,I've got a question for y'all. My boy Riley has started acting quite aggressive lately(meaning it started today) he's been attacking me, and my mother all day, but just last night he was acting the way he use to as a baby. yes he's normally aggressive in the morning( protecting his hen LD.) but he normally mellows out. today was too cold for then to go out so we kept in the dinning room for the day. what could have triggered this sudden change in personality?

@RileyandLD  More than likely hormones how old are they?  Drakes usually begin to feel frisky around 4 months on and can get aggressive . It's time for tough love. When he starts attacking you or mom you need to real quick pin him to the ground your not hurting him but you want him on his belly with head facing away from you, keep one hand on his neck so he can't bite. I find straddling them works for me. I hold down till they stop fighting then I let them go if they come again aggressively they get pinned again. I also will keep them away by putting the broom between me and them. And I have even pushed my drake away from me. I am not being aggressive enough to hurt but just making a point that I am not going to be submissive and let him treat me like one of his girls. I have a great relationship with my drakes but I will not tolerate one being aggressive. You can also try picking him up making sure to keep him from biting and walk around with him for a while what your doing is being the dominant one not him. If we are consistent they will learn. So many give up on their drakes and either they end up dumped somewhere or get sold off. I am not saying you'd do this but it

happens alot. 

 

Welcome to BYC.

 Western N.C ~ 19 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 6 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..

 

~We are Precious in His Sight.~

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 Western N.C ~ 19 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 6 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..

 

~We are Precious in His Sight.~

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post #10508 of 11050
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Originally Posted by RileyandLD View Post

hey everyone,I've got a question for y'all. My boy Riley has started acting quite aggressive lately(meaning it started today) he's been attacking me, and my mother all day, but just last night he was acting the way he use to as a baby. yes he's normally aggressive in the morning( protecting his hen LD.) but he normally mellows out. today was too cold for then to go out so we kept in the dinning room for the day. what could have triggered this sudden change in personality?

My Felix has been way aggressive lately, but from what I can tell, he us hitting puberty. Coming into his "manhood"- he will literally come after me when I turn around if he feels frisky! He is also getting very protective of our hen Flossy. I had her first & she has always been my baby! Now I can't even pick her up without him getting mad at me! I was told if the aggression gets to bad...strattle the top on him & squat hold his Beck with one hand & hold him to the ground with the other hand. Show him you're the boss not him! However, I still haven't had the heart to do this! Lol. We're in the same teenage Drake boat eight now!
post #10509 of 11050
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@RileyandLD
  More than likely hormones how old are they?  Drakes usually begin to feel frisky around 4 months on and can get aggressive . It's time for tough love. When he starts attacking you or mom you need to real quick pin him to the ground your not hurting him but you want him on his belly with head facing away from you, keep one hand on his neck so he can't bite. I find straddling them works for me. I hold down till they stop fighting then I let them go if they come again aggressively they get pinned again. I also will keep them away by putting the broom between me and them. And I have even pushed my drake away from me. I am not being aggressive enough to hurt but just making a point that I am not going to be submissive and let him treat me like one of his girls. I have a great relationship with my drakes but I will not tolerate one being aggressive. You can also try picking him up making sure to keep him from biting and walk around with him for a while what your doing is being the dominant one not him. If we are consistent they will learn. So many give up on their drakes and either they end up dumped somewhere or get sold off. I am not saying you'd do this but it
happens alot. 

Welcome to BYC.

I can speak from experience that this advise works. I had a few aggressive muscovy drakes that I was constantly pinning to the ground. No one else in my house did it and they all got bit. It took a while but they finally stopped biting me.
Mommy to 11 Jersey Giants, 2 Ayam Cemanis, 1 Araucana, 6 Isa Browns, 1 Pekin, 1 Cayuga, and one emu named Daryl.
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post #10510 of 11050
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Originally Posted by Miss Lydia View Post

@RileyandLD
  More than likely hormones how old are they?  Drakes usually begin to feel frisky around 4 months on and can get aggressive . It's time for tough love. When he starts attacking you or mom you need to real quick pin him to the ground your not hurting him but you want him on his belly with head facing away from you, keep one hand on his neck so he can't bite. I find straddling them works for me. I hold down till they stop fighting then I let them go if they come again aggressively they get pinned again. I also will keep them away by putting the broom between me and them. And I have even pushed my drake away from me. I am not being aggressive enough to hurt but just making a point that I am not going to be submissive and let him treat me like one of his girls. I have a great relationship with my drakes but I will not tolerate one being aggressive. You can also try picking him up making sure to keep him from biting and walk around with him for a while what your doing is being the dominant one not him. If we are consistent they will learn. So many give up on their drakes and either they end up dumped somewhere or get sold off. I am not saying you'd do this but it
happens alot. 

Welcome to BYC.

thank you so much for the advice! we git them last March,and have never really had problems with him till now. I will definitely spread this trick around to everyone. and will keep y'all posted. now, is there any way to keep him from chasing our dogs?or do I just do the same thing?
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