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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 guide 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.

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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 www.thespruce.com/scarecrow-sprinklers-motion-activated...

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.

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

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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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