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Sat Apr 7, 2018, 05:44 PM

What ducks?

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Response to sarge43 (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2018, 06:18 PM

1. That was just wonderful. A perfect example of Brit humour.

It's exactly the kind of thing I would do.

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Response to GoneOffShore (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 7, 2018, 06:40 PM

2. It's the kind of thing I wish I had the nerve to do.

Check out some of his videos about dealing with spammers.

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Response to sarge43 (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2018, 07:13 PM

3. That is just awesome. n/t

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Response to sarge43 (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2018, 07:48 PM

4. sarge, are ducks

more intelligent than chickens?

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Response to saidsimplesimon (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 7, 2018, 08:11 PM

6. What little I know about them -- never took care of any,

from the few I've observed, I'd say not. Unlike parrots or crows, neither seem to socialized much or have a sense of playfulness, signs of advanced intelligence. With both the young are precocious, independent of parental care, they feed themselves right out of the egg. So, not much bonding or learned skills. I'd say they're about equal in smarts.

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 7, 2018, 08:17 PM

7. Thank you

My skills related to satire are limited. "Dumb as a chicken" is a farmer's joke. I agree, animals breed for slaughter are better off without brains. (snark) I am not a vegan.

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Response to saidsimplesimon (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 7, 2018, 08:28 PM

9. I wasn't sure, saidsimplesimon; I played it straight.

Before they were domesticated, they were probably faster on the up take.

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #9)

Sat Apr 7, 2018, 08:34 PM

11. Straight as an arrow you are.

I admit, sometimes my up take is slower than prime time.

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 7, 2018, 08:29 PM

10. Ducks are monogamous for a year or so. Roosters & chickens - no. So ducks seem to have a sense....

of attachment more so than chickens, which may be an indication of intelligence. More awareness. Mother ducks and mates will sometimes not leave a sick or injured chick/mate. Again, this is something that animals of higher intelligence do.

Ducks are related to geese. Some geese mate for life.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #10)

Sat Apr 7, 2018, 08:36 PM

12. Geese and swans are more intelligent.

As you say, much more bonding and protection of the young. Don't get between a goose and her goslings. It won't end well - for you. Same with swans. Plus, cooperation and defense within the flock.

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Response to sarge43 (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2018, 08:05 PM

5. I can't remember but one line from the old duck joke

"L I B, M R ducks"

Bueller....anyone?

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Response to sarge43 (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2018, 08:25 PM

8. Too funny! I guess roomies all over America are going to start buying up all the ducks. LOL. nt

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