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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by llombardo, Aug 17, 2018.

  1. llombardo

    llombardo Songster

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    How are they with extension cords? I will have to run some-will they try eating them? I don't need electrocuted ducks...
     
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  2. The Phantom

    The Phantom I love birds!!! Premium Member

    My hens could careless about extension cords.
     
  3. BullChick

    BullChick Not who you think Premium Member 6 Years

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    Fried duck is delicious though! :lol:
    Seriously, the cords should be safe. I’ve yet to hear of a bird getting hurt. Of course, you should try to keep them up. That is just general safety.
     
  4. llombardo

    llombardo Songster

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    I can try but I have rabbit hutches that will have heated water bottles and no matter what those are perfect eye level for curious ducks.
     
  5. SkyeT

    SkyeT Chirping

    I have a mosquito machine that runs on electricity. The cord runs from my house to the machine, which is about 50 feet or so. The ducks walk right over it. One time, my male Pekin tapped it with his bill and then walked away. It's a non-issue here.
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member 8 Years

    Just make sure you use 12 gauge especially for outside
     
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  7. CrystaBub

    CrystaBub Mother Duck to Jabby, Gabby, Abby and Dabby Premium Member

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    I have cords everywhere powering all sorts of things (pond pump, spy cam, fans, etc). Each duck has tapped at a cord once and must have decided it wasn’t edible - then never touched them again. Like Miss Lydia said, make sure to use the 12 gauge heavy duty outdoor cords and also the safety outlets.
     
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  8. llombardo

    llombardo Songster

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    I ordered those covers that protect the cords from weather and a sockit box. I know the cords I have are for outdoor, not sure on gauge though. I used them last year without issue.
     
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    CrystaBub Mother Duck to Jabby, Gabby, Abby and Dabby Premium Member

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    Great idea on the covers. We use those too and haven’t had any issues.
     
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