need emergency duck catching advice!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by flspnr, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. flspnr

    flspnr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm at work right now at a grocery store and there's a duck hanging by a dumpster. I'd love to catch her so she doesn't get hurt, but I have no idea how. It'll be dark when I go get her, if that matters. I'll also check for a nest anything to give it away? Thanks!

    Kim
     
  2. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

    Maybe she is nesting by the dumpster and eating leftover greens form the grocery store.[​IMG]
     
  3. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2010
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    A net on a pole like the ones they use for fishing would be handy.
     
  4. flspnr

    flspnr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have a net unfortunately, just me, my hands, and a cardboard box.
     
  5. SaraFL

    SaraFL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh wow, good luck. I've seen a few ducks I would like to try to catch but have no idea how.
     
  6. Tivona

    Tivona Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Box trap? Easy to set up if you can get a long string and a stick. Bait with lettuce under the box maybe? If you do try a box trap make sure the box is plenty big. And also if you can manage it try putting the box trap on top of some flattened cardboard. That way it is easier to keep the animal in when you tip the box with the flattened cardboard up after you have the duck.
    http://www.ehow.com/how_4925345_making-cardboard-bird-traps.html
    I have used box traps to catch feral kittens before but not ducks but it seems like it should work.
     
  7. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

    Quote:Box trap? Easy to set up if you can get a long string and a stick. Bait with lettuce under the box maybe? If you do try a box trap make sure the box is plenty big. And also if you can manage it try putting the box trap on top of some flattened cardboard. That way it is easier to keep the animal in when you tip the box with the flattened cardboard up after you have the duck.
    http://www.ehow.com/how_4925345_making-cardboard-bird-traps.html
    I have used box traps to catch feral kittens before but not ducks but it seems like it should work.

    x2
     
  8. srpaint

    srpaint Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Watch out after you catch them. lol If you have to handle the duck be careful. I had to catch one of my drakes a couple days ago. He about busted my lip open when he got his wing free and smacked me in the mouth. lol
     
  9. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2010
    Grand Blanc, MI
    Did ya catch it? [​IMG]
     
  10. flspnr

    flspnr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I didn't catch her (him?) tonight. She ended he taking flight and flying to the other end of the parking lot! It was quite a funny sight if anyone had watched me and my manager try to catch her, lol!! [​IMG] I will try again if she's still there tomorrow, I don't work in the best part of town, and there's a busy road by our parking lot. Plus, people seem to go around the back of the store like they're race car drivers. [​IMG] I'm also going to check for eggs, I don't want to take the momma, if it's a momma, and leave eggs. I'll give the box and a stick trap a try tomorrow, thanks!!
     

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