Safety concer, water outdoors @night

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

  1. enriquec

    enriquec Chirping

    Aug 20, 2014
    North Florida
    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

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    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

    Apr 22, 2014
    ×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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