Freaked out and embarrassed

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by WizChick, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. WizChick

    WizChick Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 29, 2009
    Oregon City, OR
    At about 11:20 tonight I realized I hadn't locked up the ducks yet so I went to it. I swear I woke up the neighborhood. Before I even reached the ducks in their kennel I heard a noise. A few more steps and the ducks were freaking out in the box. Instantly I shout "O Cr*P, NO!!!" thinking some critter is attacking my ducks. They bolt out of the box and my brother come bolting out of the house. I'm still not sure if something is in the box so I ask him to bring a flash light. He sees something moving in the yard and wants to attack. I call him off knowing it's the ducks. We catch them and check out the box. Nothing there. What spooked them? My shadow. We can't stop laughing. My yard backs up to a wetland and my shout echoed. Our weather has just begun to warm up and you can bet everyone has their windows open. Oops, I'm so embarrassed.

    P.S. I have 2 runner ducks.
  2. MysticalMom

    MysticalMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009

    Better safe than sorry.

  3. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

    May 27, 2010
    Reno, Nevada
  4. sonjab314

    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion

    May 15, 2010
    Better to have a little egg on your face than to have dead duckies. You did a good job [​IMG]
  5. ScaredOfShadows

    ScaredOfShadows Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No reason to be embarassed! You were just being a darn good duckie parent! Them silly ducks they are so funny. My flock (7 near adults, 3 - 6 weekers) are terrified of my black cat Sam - its so funny they wig out and run off he he comes over to check them out when its food time by the back door.
  6. noahsgeese

    noahsgeese Border Collie

    Nov 30, 2009
    [​IMG] [​IMG] That was the right thing to do!
  7. Chickies-duckies-etc

    Chickies-duckies-etc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2008
    There COULD have been a cat or something dark after them and your shout ran it off and you didn't see it in the dark. You saved your duckies!
  8. Buttercup Chillin

    Buttercup Chillin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2008
    SouthEast TX
    I've forgotten to lock the shed at night. Went to do so, silently walked past the duck house and terrified them.
    When I go out at night to check on chickens or ducks I usually hum a little tune, so they hear my voice and know its me. Cuts down on the mayhem.

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