duc'ken coop... duck.. chicken... hmm....

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by EricH, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. EricH

    EricH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hello all, i have a pretty good sized coop - 8x16 x6ft tall. i have 6 metzer golden layer ducks with my chickens. Never owned ducks before these ones... and ive come to learn that ducks are a neurotic bunch... if you look at em wrong they start getting nervous.. pretty loud girls too. anyways, at night a chicken is pretty much plays dead - easy to grab them, move near them, etc. these ducks, if they hear ANYTHING outside the coop they start chattering and moving around making noise. anyways, long story short - it seems like it'd be a decent deterrent to something on the prowl.... raccoon or possum or skunk... or maybe their loud chatter sounds like a dinner bell.... i dunno, any ideas?
     
  2. 9 Feathers Farm

    9 Feathers Farm Out Of The Brooder

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    My ducks are the same way, just make sure that the coop is secure as possible in case those pest do hear dinner bells!
     
  3. EricH

    EricH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    haha yeah no kiddin'... those coyotes will be hearing some "fricasseeing duck"... haha, i love bugs and daffy... wabbit season! duck season!
     
  4. theturtlepond

    theturtlepond Out Of The Brooder

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    Yup, the smallest noise will set them off. And if my goose doesn't know you she will start honking as loud as possible.
     

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