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Duck invasion
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faye    Posted 08-23-2003 at 22:53:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi! My neighbors ducks and chickens go thru my cattle panels to eat grass (they have only dirt) and drink my goats water. They make the water dirty so I have to dump 25 gallons everyday and refill. My animals do not go over there, so I don't want to be out the expense of additional fencing. Thanks for any ideas.

Vic in Kenefick    Posted 08-24-2003 at 05:53:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Here in Texas we put up fences to keep our animals in. Should they get out they are our responsibality so if you have not animals here you need no fence. Cept maybe something around the garden to keep the rabbits, armidalos and deer out of it. I suggest you politely contact the neighbors and let them know that the ducks and chickens are causing some problems over at your place and ask them to keep them at home if they want them other wise mustard greens, mashed potatoes(with 40 weight gravy) and fried chicken is always good for a Sunday dinner. Baked duck with orange marmalade is great too.

Well    Posted 08-24-2003 at 05:41:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
first I'd talk to neighbor,and see what can be resolved,ie:a roll of chicken wire fastened to your panels etc.Second,what type water supply are you using?Maybe a different approach could be done on this,like a drinking cup setup or something like a dog waterer,that doesn't have a
large open surface or a bucket type system,depending on how much water your goats use in a day or two.

Jim Van Sickle    Posted 08-24-2003 at 05:32:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Ask your neighors about trying to retain there ducks and chicken. Maybe ask them to get additional and offer to help put it up with them

fredo    Posted 08-24-2003 at 05:27:40       [Reply]  [Send Email]
duck soup.

DeadCarp    Posted 08-24-2003 at 07:12:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
thats what i was thinking - tempted to post some duck recipes :)
we once rounded up & milked the neighbor's cows dry one afternoon, then let them back over the fence. next day he fixed his part of the fence by our cornfiekld.

Cindi    Posted 08-24-2003 at 07:36:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
The chickens will go over the fence so poultry netting won't help with them, but they also provide a service eating insects like machines, so that can be a good thing. The poultry netting should keep the ducks out though and I know what you mean about them nastying up the water, that would really tick me off.

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