ducklings running from me

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by teachao, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. teachao

    teachao In the Brooder

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    My ducklings(5 of them)Will follow me and will herd out the gate to the yard. But I have chase them and catch them to put them in the coop atnight. I am having knee surgery soon and will not be able to chase them. How do I get them to stop running from me so I can put them up at night? Thanks Anne
     
  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    You might have to bribe them. I bribed mine in to the pen last night with fresh lettuce. OH! It is also easier to get them in the pen if there is some light in there. I bought 2 $4 solar powered lights at Walmart. I put one by the door and one by the feed bowl. I still have to herd the older ducks, but they resist less when they can see what's going on [​IMG]
     
  3. ExpLo721

    ExpLo721 In the Brooder

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    It's pretty much implied extortion from the ducks [​IMG] They do it to me all the time. Give me treats or else . . . quack quack
     

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