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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:44 am 
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my muscovy drake got out of his cage and he's happily wondering the garden but i have to get to work and i cant leave him there with my dog, and everytime i lure him back to his cage he gets scared and flies the other way and i'm scared he'll attack me.. hes a big bird... what can i do??


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use a plastic rake to guide him or a plastic bin lid

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 9:26 am 
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I use two plastic rakes...one in each hand.
This makes it look like you have really long arms.
Helps guide them calmly back into their cage.
The key is to remain calm and patient.
If all else fails can you lock the dog up and leave the drake out?

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As Jase said ,also food great reward .
probably need to let it out on weekends and train it to come back in with food then if it does get out when you dont want it to will respond to bucket.


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thanks!! i used two brooms tho and slowly walked behind him blocking the ways he could escape and he walked straight into his pen and started eating and i slowly closed the cage! we always leave the top open when we change his food and he's never just flown out. I let him out on weekends with my dog chained up. Can the duck fly over the fence? and last weekend he'd follow me around the garden when i called him... but this time he totally ignored me and was happy doing his own thing!


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Yes can fly over a fence females do it so much better males because they are heavier can not get up that high but if he had something to get up on first then could probably get over.
He is probably looking for company :)


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My 2 december ducklings (not so duckling now) 1 male 1 female wont stay in the run with the other ducks and drakes. They fly over the fence. It's 1200mm high. Now and then they fly around the yard probably for exercise. But they dont fly away. Yes ducks like company.

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