Moving ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by bt03, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. bt03

    bt03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Due to a recent spike in the bobcat population (the first one was a girl afterall [​IMG] ) we now have to relocate our ducks to the backyard until we can kill the new ones which will take a while because the neighbor keeps bringing and taking a dog that scares them off for a few days at a time & it's hard to pinpoint when they will be back. The problem is we just got a turkey that is in the backyard with the chickens, the roosters like to try and mate with Liv and that is why she wasn't left in the back the first round of bobcat, and Liv just started to lay. She has a nice little nest of 9 eggs and I don't know how to move them or her without disturbing her. i know I will have to come up with something to keep the roosters away from her and I'm not sure how she will react to Gabe the turkey. She has decided that the rose bushes are the perfect place to lay eggs and thinks the nest box is just as horrible as the bobcat. Is there a way that I can move her and she still be comfortable enough to want to sit when the time comes? Will I need to make a new nest that looks just like hers or will straw and wood shavings work?

    I really hate this drought that we have in TX and the fact that it has brought these stupid predators to my ducks [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those darn preditors! We have a pack of coyotes near my house there is about 14 of them, but my dogs barking keep them away. The only thing that have gotten my two fave ducks is my own dog! hope you can figure out a idea my fingers are crossed!
     

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