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a ? about wood ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by key west chick, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. key west chick

    key west chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2008
    Gainesville, GA
    We are trying to negotiate buying some land with an acre pond. It has 2 wood duck boxes already, no ducks. We thought about buying a pair of woodies or Mandarins. They would need to be pinioned. We dont have tons of predators, but do have coyotes, coons and such. Where do wood ducks spend most of their time? Where do they sleep? We are concerned that if they are pinioned, they wouldnt be able to get away from the few predators we may have.
  2. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2010
    San Diego
    If it were me, I wouldn't buy wood ducks or mandarins and put them out there without any good protection. They're so vulnerable to a lot of predators, including hawks and owls that you might not know are there. But, other people in the forum might have more ideas and more experience with them.

    Most of the wild wood ducks I know if sleep in trees or hiding in heavy brush.
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2011
  3. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

    Sep 7, 2009
    Florida - Space Coast
    You would need to build them an enclosure to live in, they can't survive on an open pond for long against predators.
  4. key west chick

    key west chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2008
    Gainesville, GA
    Thats kinda what I was thinking.

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