Please Help!

Discussion in 'Ornamental Fowl (Swans, etc.)' started by DuckDodgers, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. DuckDodgers

    DuckDodgers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got my wood ducks today! [​IMG] and let me say that they are so tiny. anyways I have blue hawk poultry fence with 2in x 3in rectangles in it. Will they escape from those?
     
  2. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi [​IMG], I would say if, you think they might fit through fence - they probably can. Could you add the small chicken wire/poultry netting to your fence, attached with zip ties? Congrats on the new ducks!
     
  3. DuckDodgers

    DuckDodgers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So do you know for a fact that they could fit through a 2in x 3in space?
     
  4. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do not know what size yours are? I know when I had 2 week old baby turkeys - they could easily fit through a 1 1/2" hole[​IMG] Luckily I was able to catch it before, my barn cats did!
     
  5. DuckDodgers

    DuckDodgers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they are between 6 months and a year old
     
  6. JJRS

    JJRS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rule of thumb for a full grown North American Wood Duck-They can fit through a 3x4 hole (the standard size for a nest box entrance). They are not afraid to squeeze through a tight spot. Why risk it?
     
  7. DuckDodgers

    DuckDodgers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK thanks I put 1x1 netting around the outside of the fence
     

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