Do you get blamed by your ducks too?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by gysygirl, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. gysygirl

    gysygirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok why does everything remotely new in duck world have to do with me? This started on Friday morning when it had snowed all night Thurs, My ducks had never seen snow before so I thought this should be funny, I opened the coop and as usual there was the stampede to get out to the pond followed by a swift halt by the back three, The three little calls that had come down 1st did not know what to do and promply all fell/slid down the hill and hid under their coop, The other three stood pearing out glaring at me! [​IMG] after rescuing those three and placing them back in they all stood glaring out at me not happy, I left them to it, it took over an hour before they venturered out even them they were still not happy [​IMG] This morning was another new experience most of the snow has gone but the pond was almost all frozen! I thought this should be good and opened the door, They charged down jumped into what they thought was water and promply slid around looking bewildered, oh yeah and glaring at me [​IMG] There was a small section of water near the waterfall they figured it out eventually and all piled in, with six of them they could not even turn around [​IMG]
    So does everyone get blamed for things new to the ducks or is it just mine? [​IMG] Still it has provided me with loads of amusement much to the ducks disgust.........Bird brains [​IMG]
     
  2. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    LOL they sound like quite the comics! nah, mine are used to winter... well, most the exception of 4 this is their first but they have seen enough of it now, to just act like.. ugh, again?.
     
  3. jellobutt

    jellobutt Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes it seems that My ducks and geese blame me for the new things too. our youngest duck has been in the house as she was chomped by the chickens within hours of being hatched. I took her outside after our first snow and she jumped and hopped and totally freaked out at this cold stuff all over the ground. [​IMG]When I finally stopped laughing so hard I got her to come back to me although she was not please with the new concept of snow she is doing fine. I also had a similar experience with a frozen kiddie pool and the geese, They can't walk on the ice and I had to rescue them off of it but they all tried to bathe and found it very slippery. They had me laughing so hard watching them. [​IMG]
     
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    One of my Cayuga girls laid her egg ON the solid ice in their stock tank pool!
     
  5. Carcajou

    Carcajou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Khakis like inclement weather and didn't mind the snow until it got over a foot deep. I also got the feeling they think I caused the deep snow as they became a little more wary of me even when I brought them lettuce. Then they never left the pond (fortunately I have a spring fed pond that never freezes) until the snow melted to a point they could once again free range and got to be their old selves but now there is snow again and they seem to say, "Why do you keep doing this to us! Make it go away and make the grass green again!" But I do dote on them and it is an enjoyment to care for them and quite comical at times.

    And I don't make sudden changes to their environment anymore either - such things can really get them to wondering and make them very cautious as if they might tell me, "You want me to do what!" [​IMG]
     
  6. Marwan

    Marwan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My ducks seem to always give me looks especially if im late to give them food or let them out the just stroll past scilently after a good stare. This year was the first time they saw snow and as i put them down in it the started swimming... in the snow! they had no idea what it was and the because it was cold fluffy and deep they assumed it was water to play in. after a while they realised something was off and began there wobbly walk to the park where we created my newest video Donald and Daffy in winter Wonderland :D

     
  7. gysygirl

    gysygirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Great stories at least it is not just mine! This morning there is less ice on the pond so they are happy again and proceding like mini ice breakers and eating it [​IMG] We are due more snow possibly today so that should provide more amusement! I will have fun next week as the new shed for the ducks has arrived, I decided they needed a bigger one for the night and so I can leave them in if it gets too bad. But the little dears are gonna love that...... Agrrh a new thing [​IMG] It's being built outside their pen so i'm going to take some of the fence down and make a door from the pen, Duck training starts again. Should be fun [​IMG]
     

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