How do I get rid of/reduce poop smell from Mallard ducklings outside house?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DrBritt, May 26, 2019.

  1. DrBritt

    DrBritt In the Brooder

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    Hi all! I have 5 sweet ducklings + their mom, Emma who hang out outside my windows & it reeks now! I do feed them & they have water in 3 spots; a little bowl, paint pan & big bowl. Now that they are Emmas size, there is a lot of poo & it stinks! They should be flying soon, as they all have prominant blue showing. Last years babies flew & never came back but these guys are more "tame" & comfortable. Any suggestions to reduce the smell in the grass? I pick up what I can, but.... Lol. Thank you!!
     
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  2. DuckyDonna

    DuckyDonna Crowing

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    :welcomewhere are you and what kind of ducks are they?
     
  3. DrBritt

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    Hi there, they are wild mallards. About 6-7 weeks old.
     
  4. DrBritt

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    I'm in southern Cali.
     
  5. DuckyDonna

    DuckyDonna Crowing

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    where are you? As in State, country?
     
  6. DrBritt

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    Sorry! I'm in Southern California, U.S.
     
  7. DrBritt

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    Here they are waiting for me to feed them, riiight under the window, lol!!
     

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  8. DuckyDonna

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    well, maybe you shouldn't feed them and they might just leave your window which would make things less smelly?
     
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  9. DuckyDonna

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    I don't think that you're supposed to mess with the wild mallards. That may make them move on to better areas. Not sure if you're talking about being in the middle of a city or what. My husband is from there and says you're most likely on some lake. Is that right?
     
  10. DrBritt

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    I want them to have a safe place until they are able to fly. I'm by the ocean. The males in this area are really brutal, so the females/ducklings try to find safer areas than the parks. The traffic also takes out a lot of babies. I'll just stop feeding them & then I'll have extra fertilizer, lol.
     

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