Is there a dog proof duck feeder?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Steffanyace, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. Steffanyace

    Steffanyace Out Of The Brooder

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    My dog has discovered that the duck food taste good. *sigh* Is there a dog proof duck food dispenser I could buy or make?
     
  2. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wait until it decides that duck poop is great too. Either to eat or roll around in. [​IMG]

    You can sprinkle cayenne pepper in the feed. The ducks won't notice, though it could affect egg taste, but your dog will not like it. Thats how I got one of mine to stop eating feed.
     
  3. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    I just keep mine away from where the duck food is.
     
  4. Steffanyace

    Steffanyace Out Of The Brooder

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    I have fussed at him for eating the food. He is a sensitive dog, so he has minimized eating the food. I know he will eventually figure out that he only gets in trouble when I see him in action though, LOL! I think he has decided if he can't eat the food, than the poop is the next best thing, because we have noticed him eating it lately. He does like to roll in dead stuff. I grew up with dogs living in a subdivision. This is my first "country dog". He is a stray that showed up last summer that adopted us. He gets along with all the critters and the kids, so we let him stay. My donkey has even decided he is acceptable. Anyway back to the topic . . . I wonder if the cayenne pepper would go through to their poop and stop that too.
     
  5. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    Hard to say, if i let my large hanging chicken feeder down for a second the dogs hover around it like starved beasts lol Country dogs get dirty, the hay is still on the one shih tzu as the wind blew it on him while i was feeding the horses this morning. [​IMG]
     
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  6. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    There are feed areas that allow only smaller animals to the food. Might something like that work?
     
  7. Steffanyace

    Steffanyace Out Of The Brooder

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    The dog is the size of a small lab. I've thought about building a second door to the duck house that would have a door big enough for the ducks, but too small for the dog. I'm thinking the size of hole it would take to fit the drake might be just big enough for the dog to squeeze through if he was determined.

    I also thought about a feeder with holes they stick their head to reach the food, but thought the dogs tongue is probably just as long.
     
  8. TiempoFarm

    TiempoFarm New Egg

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    How about baby feral piggies. When I was having pig troubles a couple years ago, a stout wire fence with a nasty extra barbed wire strung along the bottom worked just great no big Hawgs, no females either.....until mamma had her brood of 12. She'll sit outside the fence, while her baby porkers fly right through, headed for the duck feeder. What to do? Help!
     
  9. ducklover87

    ducklover87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My dog has recently started to do this too. At first I thought maybe he's lacking something as I hadn't seen him do it before but now this everyday stuff has got me thinking differently. Tonight I seen him do it while I was filling up waterers for the ducks so I sprayed him with the hose lol I'm hoping maybe this will work. He's also super jealous of anything that gets my attention right down to eatingthe mealworms i feed my ducklings. So maybe its a jealousy thing?
     
  10. ducklover87

    ducklover87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oops sorry double post
     
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