Ducklings and overhead predators

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Jemima Puddles, May 30, 2017.

  1. Jemima Puddles

    Jemima Puddles In the Brooder

    Apr 29, 2017
    If my ducklings (3 weeks) are out during the daytime in an electric fence enclosure, are they at risk being taken by overhead birds etc? Please help! As they are making such a mess in their tiny caged/pen area and they would love to have more room to roam. They would be Locked up before dusk. Thank you for your help...

  2. lastco

    lastco Songster

    Apr 4, 2017
    It's possible. I don't know how bad they are where you live, but I worry about it too. We have so many hawks flying around where I live. Do your ducks have anywhere to go for cover? Trees or anything? My ducks are very much more observant than my chickens. They even run for cover if a helicopter/plane/balloon flies over. Lol. The chickens don't care one bit, but the ducks aren't taking any chances!

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