Are ducks as independent as I think?

TheTwoRoos

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Our flock has found our pond.Near the pond is the woods.And teh ducks found out there were creeks an d mud puddles.But,we have lots of birds o f prey,and foxes coyotes,and they come home around 3;30,just when the birds and aniamls come out.Are they independent enough to go in the woods,will they fight?
 

Miss Lydia

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Our flock has found our pond.Near the pond is the woods.And teh ducks found out there were creeks an d mud puddles.But,we have lots of birds o f prey,and foxes coyotes,and they come home around 3;30,just when the birds and aniamls come out.Are they independent enough to go in the woods,will they fight?
Any time we let out water fowl wander off to play in pond/woods etc. we always take the chance a predator will take them, It is a choice we all have to make for our flocks are we willing to lose some or all in letting them do what they want. who do you mean will they fight? Drakes will fight but not necessarily in the woods just where ever the notion strikes them.
 

TLWR

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Ducks are going to lose any fight to birds of prey, foxes and coyotes.
If you know your predators show up at 3:30, put the birds away before then.
 

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