Getting ducks in at night
PUBLISHED: 08:11 28 March 2014 | UPDATED: 08:45 28 March 2014
Q- My ducks will not go into their house at night of their own accord and I have to drive them in each evening, which is stressful and time-consuming. Can you suggest a solution?
A - Alan Beat replies: The solution is food. Your ducks will rush eagerly into their house each evening once they are a) hungry and b) expect their tea to be served inside. Do away with any self-feed hoppers and leave the birds without food for a day, before offering a single evening ration within the house. They will soon get the idea!
Provide drinking water inside the house as well. Once the new routine is established, simply divide their ration equally between morning and evening feeds, and all should be well.