I love my ducks but..

Asked October 22, 2017, 11:16 AM EDT

I love my ducks but I can't keep them off my porch and the sidewalk to the garage. They tend to sleep in front of garage door and we step in poop every day. How can I keep them away?

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1 Response

The reason they may be sleeping in fron of the garage door is that it is warm. Provide a pen for your ducks and they will be in an area that you can control and clean. A suggested guide is:
http://articles.extension.org/pages/68697/housing-for-small-and-backyard-poultry-flocks
and:
http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/content/dam/pubs_ext_vt_edu/2902/2902-1092/2902-1092_pdf.pdf

and:
http://www2.ca.uky.edu/agcomm/pubs/ASC/ASC189/ASC189.pdf

Thanks, G.