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Protecting a Duck and Her Ducklings

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Ducks often lay their eggs in places that can put them and their duckings at risk. This is a page about protecting a duck and her ducklings.


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May 16, 2018

How do I keep the neighbor's cat from disturbing a nesting Mallard duck in our flower bed? It keeps pooping close by the nest, but I hardly ever see the darn thing.


May 17, 20180 found this helpful
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you can put lavender or pennyroyal plants in area surrounding the nest; cats are repelled by these scents, also of a plant known as Coleus canina, AKA "scaredy cat plant."

you can also purchase acquire a 'scarecrow sprinkler' which is a motion-activated sprinkler

the only problem wiht that approach is that it might repel the duck too, thus defeating the purpose

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April 20, 2017

My school has a mini garden where a duck laid her egg. Everyone knows about it and they put up a fence so it wouldn't be disturbed, but our school is surrounded by busy roads so when the ducks hatch their mom will have to lead them back to her pond.


I'm worried that they will get hurt trying to cross a road or something. What should I do?


April 20, 20171 found this helpful
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You might want to have volunteers patrol the streets so they can stop traffic when the ducks cross.

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