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Yep, she has made a nest about 5 ft from my door, maybe less. Ducks in my area are here all year long. In the past they have had their babies around the corner of my building, but not this time. My dogs are pretty good at leaving them alone, but I want to make sure not to disturb her. The problem is that its the only exit I use to let them out. I can probably use the other door, but there is about 50 ducks and geese out that way, I am surrounded, they are everywhere and I'm not kidding. If she were to stay put when I go out there, they wouldn't even see her, but she moves every time. Then when she moves, she goes about 5 ft from the nest and sits there anyway. This morning I was telling her to stay, yep like I can train a duck:crazy: Has anyone had any experience with this? From what I'm reading its about 30 days after she lays all the eggs, that is a long time for me to try to avoid her. I don't have the heart to move the eggs once they come, I like the idea that she is having them and I will probably get to see the whole process from laying to birth. I always thought that they stay away from danger? Maybe she feels safe with the dogs there and knows that if any predators are coming, my dogs will let her know? She really doesn't have a problem with the dogs, she comes closer to them every day:confused: Now I can't tie them up and sit out there with them, she is about a foot away from the tie out. Is this even normal behavior for ducks? Or are they getting to used to humans and domesticated life?

**The first picture is of them in the back of my house and the second picture is the side of the house...looks like some of them are making there way to the front of the house, I'm sure there were some there to. Yes this is daily(at some point in the day) all year long. Other times there is always a few. The last picture, she is actually walking toward the golden, he is completely ignoring her.**

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now you're starting to hear the creepy music and every time
you look outside you're going to see more and more ducks and
geese. oooooo, scarey.

I can probably use the other door, but there is about 50 ducks and geese out that way, I am surrounded, they are everywhere and I'm not kidding.



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now you're starting to hear the creepy music and every time
you look outside you're going to see more and more ducks and
geese. oooooo, scarey.
My main thing is the road is right there and once these guys start going that way they don't move to fast and it takes them forever to get across. I don't want to see them get run over.Seen that a couple times and I don't want to see it again.People around here think that road is a highway and go 55 mph. That is how I got my last cat, I seen her cross the street a couple times and a couple close calls, couldn't take it anymore, so I took her in. I think this a beautiful sight as long as they don't get run over:(
 

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How about putting up some type of blind around the nest that the dogs can't see through?
 

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How about putting up some type of blind around the nest that the dogs can't see through?
That would probably work to keep other wildlife away to. I wonder if I do that if she will just leave? Last year when they had them, they were so cute:)
 

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Yes i have raised all kinds of ducks shes doing this on purpose she made her nest close to your dogs to avoid predators. Your dogs dont warn they scare predators but they arent a threat to her. A predator wont dare go near your dogs or you.

She will get use to you dont worry. As long as your dogs are duck safe. She did this for a reason. They are the most successful duck species on earth for this reason. Smart nesting choices.

Dont mess around with the nest. Unless you dont want the eggs or chicks there.
 
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