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Do ducks go inside to roost? #7611512
06/24/22 07:37 AM
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Like chickens do? At dark.


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Re: Do ducks go inside to roost? [Re: Gary Benson] #7611520
06/24/22 07:47 AM
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In my experience, no. I even put a truck cap out for them. The only time they use it is when it gets really cold out. I didn't raise them in the coup so I don't know if that would have made a difference or not.


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Re: Do ducks go inside to roost? [Re: Gary Benson] #7611521
06/24/22 07:47 AM
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Ours didn’t when I was young.


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Re: Do ducks go inside to roost? [Re: Gary Benson] #7611524
06/24/22 07:49 AM
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Michigan
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All mine over the years, if given a choice, chose to stay in the highest point in the yard where they could see for a distance.

Re: Do ducks go inside to roost? [Re: Gary Benson] #7611525
06/24/22 07:50 AM
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Mine won't go to the coop by themselves, but they would stay just outside of it if I let them. However, I have my chickens and ducks trained to come when called and to "go to bed" at night. When I holler that, they will rush inside the coop or run for the night.

Re: Do ducks go inside to roost? [Re: Gary Benson] #7611529
06/24/22 07:55 AM
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Depends some will some won’t goes for both, training helps but there will always be that one that will insist on roosting outside

When I was a kid my uncle had a couple hundred ducks that had a pen in the barn and were let out to roam the farm every morning, every evening they were waiting outside the barn then followed him into their pen to be feed, it’s what i mean by training some would be waiting inside already





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Re: Do ducks go inside to roost? [Re: Gary Benson] #7611535
06/24/22 07:59 AM
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Mine didn't. They'd sit outside in thunderstorms overnight even though there was a coop right there.


Eh...wot?

Re: Do ducks go inside to roost? [Re: Gary Benson] #7611553
06/24/22 08:25 AM
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I wish.

Would make hunting them so much easier if they had little duckie roost buildings in the marsh.

Re: Do ducks go inside to roost? [Re: Hutchy] #7611556
06/24/22 08:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Hutchy
I wish.

Would make hunting them so much easier if they had little duckie roost buildings in the marsh.

LOL!


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Re: Do ducks go inside to roost? [Re: Gary Benson] #7611567
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When I had chickens, I hatched some Mallards. They would follow the chickens into the coop at night.

Later when older, they flew away.


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Re: Do ducks go inside to roost? [Re: Gary Benson] #7611681
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Put a water bed in the coop for them. Yer welcome....!

Pete

Re: Do ducks go inside to roost? [Re: Gary Benson] #7611774
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My ducks don't have a bedtime, they nap when they want and will be feeding or roaming around at 0300.


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Re: Do ducks go inside to roost? [Re: Gary Benson] #7611791
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Mine didn't and a fox carried them all off one night.

Re: Do ducks go inside to roost? [Re: Pete in Frbks] #7611796
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Originally Posted by Pete in Frbks
Put a water bed in the coop for them. Yer welcome....!

Pete


That's good. Lol

Re: Do ducks go inside to roost? [Re: Gary Benson] #7611853
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Mine would put themselves to bed right off my back porch. I guess they felt safe there and nothing ever bothered them as I had outside dogs. Only problem was, every time you came or went out the back door you were walking in duck poo. I don't have ducks anymore.

Re: Do ducks go inside to roost? [Re: Gary Benson] #7611903
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My neighbors stay out

Re: Do ducks go inside to roost? [Re: Gary Benson] #7611964
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Ours stay out.


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Re: Do ducks go inside to roost? [Re: Gary Benson] #7612116
06/24/22 10:12 PM
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You have to train them to go in the coop at night.


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