How do you catch a Duck?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Dottie Pratt, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. Dottie Pratt

    Dottie Pratt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 5 Ducks. They have been out in the run daily for several weeks.
    Yesterday they came out of the run in the backyard. Well I got 4 of them in last night.
    Couldn't get the last one. She stayed out all night.
    I was very worried, couldn't sleep, Drove my husband NUTS.
    This morning she's back.[​IMG]
    How do I get her back with the rest? She fly's off.[​IMG]

    This is driving me crazy. I hate this.
    And its raining.


    Dottie
     
  2. momma's chickens

    momma's chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2008
    Idaho
    I don't how close you can get to her but a fishing or butterfly net might work. Good luck!
     
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I have a fishing net I use.
     
  4. Dottie Pratt

    Dottie Pratt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Should of thought of a net. My brain its working. lol
    I have one so maybe if it stops raining.
    I'll try.

    Thanks
     
  5. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    With a long broomstick attached to the net lay it on the ground put some feed in the center and wait for Donald to feed. then you are far enough away, just lift the net and WA LA, sitting duck.

    AL
     
  6. Gloria

    Gloria Chillin' With My Peeps

    I know I have a lot of fun trying to catch my 4 inside the fence without anyone getting hurt. I wish you lots and lots of luck catching them outside the fence. They are all so very scared of everyone here.
     
  7. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    what? the stick, string and box method doesn't work? [​IMG]


    Gloria, tell those ducks that Auntie Rhandi-Jayne said to behave![​IMG]
     
  8. RoyalHillsLLC

    RoyalHillsLLC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are stubborn some nights and roost on top of the pen. Most nights scratch feed will lure them into their pen for the night. I have a couple that are more skiddish than the rest and they require me to move away from the door and let them go at there own pace.
    i stopped worrying about them much. if they don't want in, there's nothing you can do.
     
  9. snowydiamonds

    snowydiamonds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Don't worry about the rain, its water off a duck's back, their favorite weather:lol:
     
  10. Dottie Pratt

    Dottie Pratt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I almost got her. But she staying close so maybe tonight she will go in the run.
    I have left the door open so all my chicks,guianes, and the ducks are back out.
    Maybe tonight will go better. lol

    Thanks for everyones input.
    I love this place!!!!

    Dottie:clap
     

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