If you have ever lived in an apartment on the first floor that is located next to water of any kind, you have probably had the great pleasure of waking up in the morning to duck poo all over your porch
not so great if you have children who love to be outside but still want to test taste everything they see....yikes!!
well there is a simple solution that will for the most part keep away our feathered friends so you can enjoy them from the comfort of your porch without enjoying the poo between your toes.
Things You'll Need
- small eye screws (you will know how many you need)
- some light rope (enough to go around the area you want contained)
- a little effort
- knowledge in this article
Insert an eye screw at neck level of the ducks and repeat on opposite side
(your going to be creating a barrier or fence if you will to keep them out)
if you have multiple types of fowl in your area that are causing problems, make sure you do your hight adjustments according to the size of the smallest fowl.
tie one end of the rope to one of the eye screws and then tie the other end to the adjacent eye screw
(this is the part where if you need more eye screws or rope you will know because there may be a gap or another area that you want to rope off)
If all goes well, the ducks and geese should respect your personal space and you wont be stepping in poo when you want a breath of fresh air!!
Tips & Warnings
- if one height does not work for you, try adjusting to suit the size of fowl in your area.
- save your self a trip and buy more eye screws and rope than you need, they are cheap enough anyway.
- If the birds are persistent you could always add another rope line or get a dog!!
- For a less permanent method you can place sticks into the ground and tie the stings to them so when you are done using them they can always be removed and stored.
- Try not to leave string lying around as to make an unintentional trap or hazard for the birds
- we are trying to keep them out not kill them!
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