it worked , it worked, hahah

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by emjay, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. emjay

    emjay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 6, 2009
    So, I have 5 welsh harlequins, two of which are drakes. They both have been a bit bold, they haven't gone for me , but, they've thought about it. Head down, neck fluffed up, coming towards me. Well, I did as I read here. I sat over them, one at a time, held their heads flat to the ground.

    wow, what a difference. I can now pet them, pick them up, they come right up to me, they've been completely humbled. I'm so happy.

    I knew I loved ducks for a reason, they are so gosh darn cute and so easy to negotiate with, haha.
     
  2. treldib

    treldib Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    good for you, emjay!!!![​IMG]
     
  4. Big Dreamer

    Big Dreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so if you just hold their head to the ground, they will like you, or something like that?? Explain please!
     
  5. emjay

    emjay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 6, 2009
    I read here in this duck topic area about this trick. can't remember what the topic title was though.

    my ducks came close enough the otehr day that I was able to grab them. I just basically, had one leg over, or knelt over top of their back and had their neck fully outstretched and held their heads down. I held them like that for a few minutes. if they struggled, I held them longer until they relaxed.

    They are so well mannered now, much improved.
     
  6. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Thats great! Keep those guys in line! [​IMG]
     
  7. emjay

    emjay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 6, 2009
    haha, now if it would only work on my hubby. haha
     
  8. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    Duck molester!!! [​IMG]
    No, I actually suggested that with others. I'm glad the menace got the message and behaves now. Job well done!
     
  9. emjay

    emjay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 6, 2009
    thanks.

    I was actually quite surprised at the difference it made. After doing that to the two drakes, even the girls were calmer, I can now pet them all, and pick them up if I wanted to.

    I guess when you claim dominant role, they become submissive.

    I do love my ducks. I really wish I had gotten them sooner.
     

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