Catching & transporting Indian Runners?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by freeworld4all, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. freeworld4all

    freeworld4all Out Of The Brooder

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    Probably sounds like a silly question, but hoiw do you catch and transport (short distance in a car) Runner Ducks without injuring their legs? There's been no reason to catch them until now, so I'm quite apprehensive about the possibility of injuring them.
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    How many do you need to catch? Free ranging or in a pen?
     
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Good to be concerned about their legs. I grab mine around the shoulders, not pressing down just encircling them, then lift them from underneath.
     
  4. freeworld4all

    freeworld4all Out Of The Brooder

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    4, 2 males, 2 females 5 mos old...
     
  5. freeworld4all

    freeworld4all Out Of The Brooder

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    As you know, Runners are little crazy and freak out easily. When we had chickens we just transported them kinda squished down in a box or gunnie sack. Is it the same with ducks? They are siblings so should they be put in the same container or seperate??
     
  6. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Herd them into a corner and confine them there. Depending on how long they are going to be in a container, get something that they can lay in comfortably but if they are going to be in there for more than 30-60 minutes something they can stand in. The size of the container will depend on whether or not you can put them together. A box is fine make sure they have something for traction they can stand on, an old towel, shavings etc.
     
  7. freeworld4all

    freeworld4all Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay, thanks. Good idea about the towel for tractionm and comfort. Wish me luck!
     
  8. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    The box needs to be tall enough to avoid neck injuries.
     

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