- Apr 1, 2019
get mazuri feed! it floatsI'm not sure how I would get them "to bed." They will not allow anyone within 10 feet of them. If you try to get close, they will head for the pond which is where they stay at night. I have a big utility pole right next to my driveway which shines a lot of light on the pond at night so they can easily see any potential predators. I guess they feel safe in or around the pond at night. My concern is that an owl will get them because they stick out like a sore thumb. Of course, I'm new to ducks so I don't even know if owls are a duck predator or if the ducks are too big for that kind of threat?
As for some kind of winter containment, I figured I could find some way to "lead" them into the chicken yard with treats or something. AT least that is what I HOPE to do....but as I said, they are dumb and don't investigate anything you try to give them. They run from it. When they were still babies, I kept them (and the chicks) in a horse stall. I had a baby pool in there for them to play and swim (not drink, yuck...). If the water was clean, I'd throw them some kale. They seemed to LOVE that.... I've also given them kale out on the pond. But away from the water, they won't eat anything I try to give them.