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Whilst at the supermarket yesterday I noticed they were selling paddle boats (two person foot peddle powered). I laughed out loud as the first image that came to mind was you on the dam around 10pm rounding up geese and going round and round in circles because HR wasn't there to balance the peddling.
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Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:55 pm
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:lol: I can picture that too!

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Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:53 pm
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Crinia wrote:
Cwackers
Whilst at the supermarket yesterday I noticed they were selling paddle boats (two person foot peddle powered).Crinia



Hey wait a minute- :shaking2 - that could be quite useful!
which supermarket?

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Gee - you have interesting supermarkets your neck of the woods - ours tend to stock boring stuff like food!

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There are at Costco for just under $1000 from memory.

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Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:48 pm
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Hi There
The people I bought my Mallards from used the same technique only with rope.
I have my adult duckies (all 16) trained now as they know its feed and lock up time at 4.30 5.00.
I have adopted another 3 that were obviously ill treated as they are terrified of people, so they have yet to integrate with the other duckies.
They are housed seperately.
MY METHOD YOU ASK :lol: :lol:
I take the feed bucket, bang on it on the way and tell them
"common you sloppers! shed or I will make dim sims out of you"
Sounds silly but repetition and consistency works for us
Works every time....
They bolt for the shed, locked up here at night as someone is pinching peoples birds.
They did get cunning for a while and chose to paddle to and fro on the dam but we got them into a routine.
Of course they dont understand what I am saying but its funny in the comical sense.....
Gotta run
Baby duckies to see too and pulletts and incubators to check.
Heather

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Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:02 am
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how do your ducks respond to anything out of routine? mine get into a panic. It is funny in the mornings now when I go let them out because I am being followed by this horrible creature - my one week old bottle fed lamb!

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Hi There
I have a very regimented routine here, I have too.
Teenager at High School, mother to care for and so I have to stick to a schedule which probably helps.
As someone said "Dont' pressure Indian Runners or they will panic" which is true.
I am still (and it's working slowly the last couple of day's) trying to get my newbies (two runners and a female Pekin) to settle down they are terrified of people.
I find the duckies all follow me when it's feed time and the Mallard boys seem to be top of the "Quacking Order", but I did get late home the other night and it was getting dark and they weren't going into their shed (It's dark in there) but Wozza
(hubby) helped me and they were pretty much in but again once they are almost at the shed door its softly softly or they panic and head for the dam.
I can relate the lambie thing as I have a Blue Heeler (who shares feed with all the birds and they boss her) who is no threat at all to the chooks or the ducks and insists on getting in the way once I put their feed out.
Zoe the cattle dog and Wiggles the half blind Jack Russell love the chook pelletts and the gristed wheat, so its like
"WILL YOU DOGS GET OUT OF THE GOD DAMNED DOOR WAY" :x
It's all fun and I love it all.
My new chicks are out and gorgeous and more duckies etx on the way....
Good Luck
Heather

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