They don't want their house???

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by newtoducks88, Apr 5, 2016.

  1. newtoducks88

    newtoducks88 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello ladies and gentle ducks. I have a question.

    We made our duck heaven and I am in love as well as our babies. The only question I have is how do I get them to stay in their house??

    We have tried enticing with treats, placing them in there, but every time they come out and don't want to go back in.

    The nights here in Georgia are still a tad chilly (30s and 40s) and I don't want them to get cold. What can I do?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Is the coop large enough that you can lock them inside for a couple of days until they come to regard it as 'home'?
     
  3. newtoducks88

    newtoducks88 Out Of The Brooder

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    newtoducks88 Out Of The Brooder

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    This is inside
     
  5. lomine

    lomine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine don't go in their house unless I guide them in. They stay in until their pop door opens in the morning.

    I would worry more about predators. Your run is fine for keeping the ducks in but it won't keep anything that wants to eat them out.
     
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  6. newtoducks88

    newtoducks88 Out Of The Brooder

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    We have a fully fenced yard with 3ft of dig proof fence buried.
     
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  7. newtoducks88

    newtoducks88 Out Of The Brooder

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    I also only plan on letting them roam during the day, the only worry I would have is hawk which are few and far between where we live. But may think about putting wiring over the top?!
     
  8. lomine

    lomine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, that's good to hear. I have a few birds of prey in my area, too. When I let mine out in the yard they have a bunch of trees and bushes to use for cover. But we have so many rabbits around I don't think there is much danger to my ducks. The only other predator that you might have to worry about is raccoons. I don't know if you have them in your area but they could easily climb a fence.

    If your setup is predator proof and the ducks want to sleep outside you can always just let them be.
     
  9. newtoducks88

    newtoducks88 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am just worried abou

    I am just worried about the cold. I think I'm going to rig up a door until they get used to the house.
     
  10. lomine

    lomine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they? Are they fully feathered? If so you don't need to worry about the cold. They are fine in subzero temperatures.
     

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