will ducks come back to pen?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by kaybats, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. kaybats

    kaybats Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2011
    I have 4 ducks about 4 months old. They have been in their new pen (8 x 8) for abot 2 months now. I have nice big pond approx. Half acre away from the barn where duck pen is. I really want to start letting them enjoy the pond.

    So my question is, will they return to pen like chickens do to coop?
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 31, 2008
    West Michigan
    My Coop
    They won't return as reliably as chickens do. You kind of need to get them into a routine by throwing out a few treats into their pen in the evening and then hopefully they will come to expect it and get used to coming to the pen at the end of the day. I think I would get them used to a routine before letting them go out on the pond.
  3. ChickInDelight

    ChickInDelight Never an Empty Nest

    Apr 27, 2011
    Browntown, VA
    Do let us know.

    I have to bribe my elder ducks into the house with food EVERY night. I would prefer not to have that mess in the house. [​IMG]

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