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Nigerian Dwarfs and Ducks
October 17, 2013
2:10 pm
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I have 2 Nigerian Dwarfs and Ducks in the same pen and space wise I need to keep it that way. I am having trouble figuring out how to feed the ducks with out the goats eating all of their food. We screwed a piece of plywood to the duck door to get in and out. We started with a small hole and gradually made the hole bigger until the ducks could fit through..we thought we had outsmarted the goats until we seen the goats shrink and worm through the hole also. We have completely run out of ideas. Please help!!

October 18, 2013
11:19 pm
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I’ve been wracking my brains trying to figure out a way of doing this… considering the size of the goats, I don’t know what would work.  Goats can be so darn tricky!  I was thinking about some way to cover the feeder so the goats couldn’t get to it, but considering the way ducks are with digging through the feed then rinsing it in their water, that doesn’t seem like an option either.  Well, I’ll keep thinkingand I hope others do too! 

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November 2, 2013
6:28 am
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You may try building a tunnel for the ducks to go through to get to an area to eat.  I have found that a goat can squeeze through a very small hole in a wall but have difficulty getting through tubes.  I had goats that use to get in my chicken house, but couldn’t get feed out of the middle of a culvert.  You may try building something like an igloo using a culvert of pipe to allow the ducks access to their area.  I can’t promise anything but it may work.  I have found that goats are extremely resourceful and can seem to be an unstoppable force. 

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