Safety concer, water outdoors @night

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by enriquec, Jan 31, 2015.

  1. enriquec

    enriquec Chirping

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    I spent a lot of time with my ducks until recently. My schedule gets me out the door at sunrise and I'm not back for at least 12 hours.

    I heard they've developed the bad habit of swimming in the pool instead of Lake. Usually I come home and they're in bed (greenhouse) and I close the door.

    Three times this week they were by the pool hours after sunset (unusual).

    I read on a other post about ducks that stay outside and sleep on water.

    I'm no expert on raccoon or foxes etc.

    I'm really just not gonna be around enough for a couple weeks to influence behavior.

    Are they safe or semi safe by being able to transition from land to water?
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

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    I don't think the water keeps them safe from predators, based on what I have read.
     
  3. Tevyes Dad

    Tevyes Dad Leader of the Quack

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    ×2 If your pond / lake is measured in feet, raccoons will herd the ducks to where they can get them easily. If it is measured in acres (even 1/2) , it might provide some protection from all but aerial predators.
     
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