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would cayenne pepper keep rats away from duck nest?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Kroelies, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. Kroelies

    Kroelies Songster

    Apr 21, 2015
    Good afternoon fellow duck people,

    Yesterday, I saw a rat. It was just walking through the backyard like no big deal, it was not even dusk. When my dad and I went to check it out, the rat went right to where Zorro is brooding. She's been on the nest for 2 weeks and I'm just so worried the rat will take the eggs! Could I sprinkle some cayenne pepper around the nest to keep the rat away? And the pepper isn't toxic to other animals, right?

    Please help me out here, I had never seen a rat before and it wasn't big but scared me anyway. I'm just so worried for Zorro's eggs and I don't know what to do :(

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