Myth or Fact???

aurorarose25

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Jun 11, 2009
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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???
 

NewHopePoultry

Crowing
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Apr 9, 2007
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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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becky3086

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Oct 14, 2008
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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.
 

Davaroo

Poultry Crank
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Feb 4, 2007
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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...
 

Opa

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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.
 

Davaroo

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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.
 

Henk69

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Nov 29, 2008
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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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