What to do with drakes?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jackicole, Jun 10, 2016.

  1. jackicole

    jackicole New Egg

    Jun 10, 2016
    I had 2 ducks and 4 drakes. They grew up together and all was good until nesting time. The ducks wonder all the way off the lake to one of the houses up the road and try to nest there. Meanwhile the drakes poop all over there sidewalk and drive. The neighbors went from not mentioning it to furious. We tried to keep them out ( a full fense is not an option). So getting rid of them is the only way. We tried just getting rid of the 2 ducks and hopes the drakes would stay at the lake and our yard. It's been a day and they went back up there, my thoughts are they are looking for the 2 ducks. After a long argument with the neighbor, he agreed to give us a week to let the drakes adjust.
    Will they adjust and stop going all they way up there?
    Is this completely cruel taking the ducks they've grown with for 2+ years?
    Should I just take the drakes to where the ducks are?
  2. bell1774

    bell1774 Just Hatched

    May 28, 2016
    I think is maybe putting your drakes with your ducks if it's that bad you had to get rid of the ducks. I recommend getting new ducks after and putting those little fences that you put around stawberries around their driveway (if they allow it) because then your new ducks and drakes will learn not to go there. After that you can take the fence down. These fences are only like 2 feet at most so a duckling can't get over them and when it can it would've learned not to go over it.

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