will my ducks attack my lawnmowing man?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by archil, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. archil

    archil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have three muscovys
    Theyre only ducklings right now But im thinking of the future
    They're quite tame with us but we havent had any other people around
    We have a guy that comes and mows our lawns every two weeks
    Will my ducks chase him or attack him?
    Or will they run way from him
    They like to chase my cats but I think they're just playing
    I remember once i went to a park and got attacked by ducks


    They're in a fenced off run type area right now but in the future theyll be out all day
     
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  2. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    they shouldnt be loose when he is mowing for fear of them being injured by the mower of flying debree he runs over.
     
  3. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Exactly. Only I am comfortable mowing as I know what to look out for.

    But ducks don't normally attack people. Some geese may, but ducks? Never heard tell of that unless you are bothering them during breeding season or during brooding.. All of my birds are terrified of the lawn mower and stay far away.
     
  4. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Oh wait.. I take that back. My turkeys LOVE the lawn mower LOL.
     
  5. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    Er? I have never had a Muscovy attack at equipment, they don't usually like any of it and do there best to stay far away, although honestly, i would tend to say keep them away a stranger not used to ducks could lead to an accident.

    My birds are raised around livestock and equipment and do move BUT i know what i am doing around them, a person not familiar may not give them a chance to move or they may behave differently.
     
  6. archil

    archil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What I can do Is have them locked up in the morning and just ask the lawnmowing man to let them out on his way out.
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Excellent solution.
     
  8. duckins

    duckins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ducks do attack! I have 3 pekin drakes 9 mons. One pretty day back in July the leader get this named Bitsy started chasing me and biting me feet a month later Aflac started Herman Wayne the lowest on pecking order has remained sweet, ever since then they chase and bite me and only one of my 4 teens her and I are main caretaker it can be funny but it can really hurt no one seems to have ever heard of this in Pekins who knows we just deal with it. It's when they tried to attack my 110 lb Doberman ( he ran in his house) I thought they are completely nuts.
     
  9. archil

    archil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe we should just let the ducks give him a hard time
    Hes not a very nice guy anyway
    My dad planted a tree for me when i was born and the guy stood on it then mowed it over
    I reckon when they get bigger those ducks could teach him a lesson
    haha
     
  10. duckins

    duckins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If their anything like my 2 guys poor fellow will have a hard lesson coming my ducks are more territorial about our yard than the dogs.
     

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