I think I once heard ducks being called the bullies of the barnyard.
Whether or not that statement is true, it seems to apply to my ducks. Goodness, they chase the chickens, the cats, and poor Maisie the dog. It's gotten to the point where Maisie doesn't like to go outside anymore, which is a problem when she needs to relieve herself. One of us has to be her bodyguard and shoo the ducks away, but several times this week, we have woken to little accidents on the living room floor (thank goodness for wood floors!). Something must be done about these bullies. Too bad a lecture wouldn't do the trick!
Cheese and Quackers seem to be innocent and sweet, but underneath those lovely white feathers are some pushy ducks! The hubs has started saying, "Never getting ducks again!" and I'm inclined to agree. I think if we were to ever get ducks again, I would make sure we had a pond and that it was sort of far from the house and away from where the chickens are. In the meantime, though, I'm not quite sure what to do with our ducks now. I plan on fencing in the chickens as soon as the ground thaws and I can put posts in the ground, so the chickens won't be terrorized by the ducks once that's done. I originally planned to fence the ducks in with the chickens, but am having second thoughts about that. I hate the idea of putting up a second fence for the ducks, I don't want my homestead to be all about little fenced-in areas, but the way things are going, I may have to. Any ideas? These ducks are really becoming a problem in keeping the peace among the animals.