Myth or Fact???

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by aurorarose25, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. aurorarose25

    aurorarose25 Songster

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    Is it true if you add a duck or two to your flock it will protect it from some predators?

    If so, I was thinking on maybe a call duck snowy???
    Any Ideas on this breed???
     
  2. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Crowing

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    I'm going to call it a myth.
    I've lost so many ducks to predators, I wouldnt count on them to protect your flock.
     
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  3. citrusdreams

    citrusdreams Songster

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    I also say myth. People lose ducks to predators all the time unfortunatley.
     
  4. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

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    I agree, my ducks don't do anything to deter predators....
     
  5. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

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    Geese would be a better deterrant but they get killed by predators as well.
    I wouldn't think a call duck would help at all.
    I would imagine the roosters do the best job.
     
  6. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    If you can stand the noise try guineas. But just thinking out loud here, wouldn't any bird be fair game, to something...
     
  7. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    Guineas make alot of noise in the daytime, but at night they're pretty quiet even when being killed one by one. My son lost 2 dozen one night to predators and they never heard a sound.
     
  8. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Quote:My point, exactly. Birds are either prey or predator. The fact that we can catch ours sort of implies where THEY fall in the scheme of things.
     
  9. Henk69

    Henk69 Songster

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    A single Llama would protect a herd of sheep!
    Maybe a swan would be an option for chickens.
    A duck would help also when you dig a canal all around your coop and run instead of a pond.
     
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  10. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Yes, but then there's the moat monster you have to deal with [​IMG]
     
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