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I HAVE A PAIR OF MALLARD DUCKS ON THE LAWN, WORRIED (1 Viewer)

JANET777

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United Kingdom
I HAVE A PAIR OF MALLARD DUCKS ON THE LAWN AND IT'S GETTING DARK, I GET A LOT OF FOXES AND BADGERS IN THE GARDEN AS I HAVE FED THEM FOR YEARS. I AM VERY WORRIED THAT THEY WILL KILL THE DUCKS AS THEY ARE LAYING ON THE LAWN, CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHAT TO DO.
MANY THANKS, JANET.
 

Kits

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Welcome to Birdforum.

Can you go into your garden and scare them away? It won’t be dark until about 8.30pm so there’s plenty of time for them to fly off.
 

JANET777

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United Kingdom
YES, I CAN DO THAT, THANK YOU FOR YOUR QUICK REPLY. I JUST HOPE THEY GO A LONG WAY AWAY AS THE FOXES AND BADGERS TRAVEL THROUGH THE SURROUNDING GARDENS TO GET TO MINE FOR FOOD. WOULD IT BE POSSIBLE FOR ME TO CATCH THEM AND TAKE THEM TO A NEARBY POND?
 

delia todd

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Hi Janet and a warm welcome to you from all the Staff and Moderators.

I'd think it would be almost impossible to catch them if they're healthy. They'll just fly away.

I'm sure you will enjoy it here and I look forward to hearing your news.
 

Julie50

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I would suggest not trying to catch them, it will just stress you and them! They will fly away as soon as a predator appears and if not the predators also have to eat!
 

JANET777

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United Kingdom
HI, THANK YOU, EVERYONE, FOR YOUR SPEEDY KIND REPLIES. I HAVE SCARED THE DUCKS AWAY AND THEY HAVE LANDED ON A ROOF, I HOPE THEY GO TO THE LAKE FROM THERE. THEY HAVE HAD PLENTY TO EAT AND LOTS OF WATER. THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR KIND HELP. GOD BLESS, JANET.
 

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