Big ducks vs small ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by crazylilchick, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. crazylilchick

    crazylilchick Out Of The Brooder

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    One more duck question. Do you think a large duck like a Rouen is any more or less able to get away from predators? Are the big ducks slower? They will be on a 1 1/2 acre pond and I want to make sure they will have a fighting chance if one of the neighbors dogs gets curious. Are large ducks more susceptible to predators than smaller ducks. I also have hawks in the area to be concerned about.
     
  2. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    I think a smaller more slender and fast duck could escape a predator faster. The bigger fatter ducks tend to be slower and usually can't fly because of their weight.
     
  3. Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies

    Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    NY
  4. crazylilchick

    crazylilchick Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the link. I LOVE the raft idea. I would think a raft to sleep on , even at night ,would be fairly safe.
     

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