Duck Fishing

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by HnkyDnkyZZFarm, Jan 9, 2016.

  1. HnkyDnkyZZFarm

    HnkyDnkyZZFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    New game of the century.

    My ducks are hand fed at least once a day when I go out to deal with other animals. I go through their pen on the way so I stop to chat. I've discovered something very entertaining.

    My ducks are very outgoing, so I don't know if this would work with ducks that weren't as confident in asserting themselves towards humans.

    When I hand feed, I actually have to push ducks BACK or they'll get so under my feet they get stepped on. I sit on a bale or even on the ground if it's dry out. They already allow me to pet them.

    Since I am the food lady, they assume I have something somewhere for them and I'm holding out on them. After I ran out of food I noticed the string on my sweatshirt becomes the next thing to try to eat, so I took it out and held it with a little "worm" hanging out of my hand. Ducks grab sweatshirt string worm, I grab ducks. Dang they're fat. But soft.

    Huzzah, lap full of ducky goodness. I've decided to lap train them by giving the captured duck treats.
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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  3. Icravepoultry

    Icravepoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's crazy
    My ducks would never let me do that
     
  4. cayugaducklady

    cayugaducklady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    speaking from experience watch out for duck splatter bombs :) Luckily I'm almost always wearing overalls or coveralls.
     

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