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ducks at my back door

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by saundra jones, Jan 28, 2016.

  1. saundra jones

    saundra jones New Egg

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    I have 5 ducks free ranging in my back yard and lake. I really like let them roam but I dont like them settting at my back door and porch leaving a horrible mess. does any one know how i can let them free range but keep them away from my back porch?
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens! [​IMG]

    It sounds like you would need to block their access to areas you don't want them in. You may have to fence off the porch[​IMG]
     
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! I too would agree that blocking your porch area off would be your best option. Here is the link for the duck section ~https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks
    You might like to pop by for all the duck chat. I'm sure the duck keepers there would be able to offer more advice too.

    Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy BYC :frow
     
  4. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi, welcome and ditto on the advice already received. I have a similar problem when i have chicks getting onto the veranda and i know that i need to put some chicken wire up, but i don't seem to get round to it. I hope you are more motivated to address the problem than me!

    All the best
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  5. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Do the ducks get treats when they come to the door? Is that the door you go out of carrying treats? If so, they may be seeing the door as the place to beg and if they have been getting food at the door, they're going to equate the back door with good stuff. Blocking off their access and not giving them anything around that area sound like your only option.

    Good luck!
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    We had wild ducks visit at the back door looking for handouts. Guess others in the area had been feeding them. Of course we did too. The best way to stop it, is to stop feeding them or put feed away from your house when they are looking.
     
  7. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft! Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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