Return to the Farm Life Forum | Post a Follow-Up

So, How Do You Trap a Duck??

Posted by eric_wa San Juan, z8 WA ( on
Fri, Mar 12, 10 at 18:50

My Muscovy has been on our 1/2 acre pond for a day and half. I've tried scaring her off and back to the orchard pond. Now I'm trying a live trap. She walks all around it, but has not gone in.





Follow-Up Postings:

RE: So, How Do You Trap a Duck??

Can she see / hear your other ducks from where she is? I once had a hen go off away from the fenced chicken run. I tried everything I could think of to get her back through the gate (the other hens were already in the barn when I discovered she was missing). Finally I let a couple of the hens back out in the fence and she went running right over to be near them.

That's the best I've got!


RE: So, How Do You Trap a Duck??


It took almost 4 days, but she finally trapped herself. Brought her back to the orchard. When I let her out, the male and the other female greeted her with song and dance. Then the male nailed her, kind of rough, you'd think she would have drown. I see babies in the future. :~)


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Farm Life Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here