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 Post subject: Re: Duck drama
PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:50 am 
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Last month they were happily one in each nest.


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 Post subject: Re: Duck drama
PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:37 pm 
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:dontknow I wish I could give you some advice....... GOOD LUCK !!! :aaah!

there's always chainmail, I guess.


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 Post subject: Re: Duck drama
PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:52 pm 
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I have something similar going on here, 2 on a pile of eggs which built up over Xmas. Yesterday I tipped them both out, grabbed the eggs, and put a pet carrier where #1 nest was, candled and separated the eggs into sooner and later. By the time one girl had settled into the pet carrier,. she was on the sooner eggs, so I shut her in, relocated her in the pet carrier and put another pet carrier down with the 'later' eggs.
The 'sooner' lady is now bonding with the maternity coop, still shut in the pet carrier with food and water. Now to see who wins the relocation battle. My experience with Mussies is that they make great mums but they also make the rules.

note to self - you should know by now to wear welding gloves


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 Post subject: Re: Duck drama
PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:20 pm 
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OH WOWSERD SHE WAS REALLY MAD!’n



I selected by just grabbing the closest butt to me and holding the wings down and whosh straight out and shut the tractor door!!

I put her down and she chased me!! Nearly got bested by a duck- I’m thankful to live on property so no neighbours could have seen me run, scream & dance. Nosey sheep all came up to watch.

She has persistently tried to get back in all day- who knew Muscovy’s could climb?! Scaled right up the side of the cage. :morebow


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stop by my blog http://www.crysalismum.blogspot.com I'll put the kettle on!
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 Post subject: Re: Duck drama
PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:02 pm 
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THERE HERE!!!


9 fluffy yellow babies!!


Clever Mumma Duck


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Married 2 my best friend,Mumma to 2 DD's,sheep,a milking goat,2 pigs,Aylsbry ducks,pilgrim geese,Lombard roo &8 lovely hens,4 turkeys(there were 5 but hey it was Christmas!)
stop by my blog http://www.crysalismum.blogspot.com I'll put the kettle on!
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 Post subject: Re: Duck drama
PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:11 pm 
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Awwwww, nice to see a happy ending. How are your wounds going? :)


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 Post subject: Re: Duck drama
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Lovely -you've done better than me. My relocated girl is now refusing to sit.


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 Post subject: Re: Duck drama
PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:11 pm 
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Lol speaking of wounds she even nailed dear hubby- sliced the webbing of his finger open To add insult to injury



Sue We gave in an left her in the carport while she was sitting -as we just couldn’t move her she wouldn’t sit. I waited until 24 hours after the last duckling hatched and then locked her in the cage awith the bibs and moved the whole thing into an enclosed pen - left her in the birdcage for 10 minutes she went straight for the coop door but can’t get out and then her babies started quacking for her and she was straight back to them and then she had stayed focused on them and not trying to escape back I have left the birdcage in there and she is tucking them back in it at night - I have put it under a truck tyre arch and will take the cage out after a few nights and I hope she will transfer to the tyre arch!


They are stubborn mummies

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stop by my blog http://www.crysalismum.blogspot.com I'll put the kettle on!


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