How do you play with your ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Newfowler1, Sep 10, 2019.

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  1. WannaBeHillBilly

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  2. Newfowler1

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    Ugh. I went a year w/o running water here camping in my RV whole build my house. I thought I was over this. Lucky I’ve learn how to get by. My creek closest to me is now dry but I will solve the issue in the am. It’s always something silly.
    Thanks all! I enjoy the feedback. Laser pointers seem to also work but I feel a little bad for them not getting some query other than a loss of vision
     
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  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia John 3:16

    My Muscovy drake like to follow me around while I am cleaning out the houses I scoop up a shovel of poopy shavings he tries to make sure I don't hit the bucket and it goes back on the floor. He uses his bill to hit the shovel. He loves this game Me not so much lol Now I hold the shovel up over his head and he tries to knock the shaving out of the air. Not really a game to play with your ducks but this guy sure enjoys it. :hmm
     
  4. Newfowler1

    Newfowler1 Chirping

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    Miss Lydia do you geese get along with your ducks? Always wanted a Toulouse Goose. How can you not love that name? Being a huge fan of the artist helps too.
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia John 3:16

    It’s during breeding season when orneriness hits geese first since they start in Mid winter usually Feb then it’s geese against everyone usually just pushy unless it’s gander against Muscovy drake then it’s gander starting the fight and Muscovy drake won’t back down, then in mid March early April duck mating season starts and the tables get turned and it’s drake after gander until June then geese run from Muscovy drake till end of Sept. then calmness rules again. If you get a female Toulouse that is what my female is she will be moody during breeding season and may drop her head to make anyone get out of her space but she will be fine. But if you have drakes they may either want to mate with her or keep her out of the flock. It’s always best to have either a pair of geese or 2 females. They really thrive on their own kind same as ducks.
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia John 3:16

    I do keep my drake an geese separated during the worst of goose breeding season once that’s over the geese stay out of my drakes space as much as possible. My Runner drakes have no problem with anyone. lol
     
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  7. Newfowler1

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    Sounds entertaining Lydia! I am going to keep my flock as is for a while until I learn enough about them and their behaviors. These guys really can tie you down. Not knowing any local bird people here yet I can’t go away for the night. I’m single so no one to back me up if I need leave town past dark hours.

    Not happy with my 1/2 duck 1/2 guinea coop and thinking I’ll make it for ducks full-time and eat the guineas lol. They need a coop taller than 4’ and more perch space. My ultimate goal is to have them all go in at night unattended so I can shut the coop doors remotely if I can’t be here.
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia John 3:16

    I have had ducks since 2004 and still don’t know anyone here who would take care of my birds so I only do day trips so I can be home to clean coops and put everyone up at night. What part of the country are you in @Newfowler1 ?
     
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  9. Newfowler1

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    Purcellville Virginia, a little more than an hour outside of DC. I'm in countryside, lots of chicken folk around here. I just moved here so I'm new to living here.
     
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  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia John 3:16

    Too far from me but if you visit the VA forum at where am I where are you you might find others in your area that have poultry.
     
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