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post #31 of 38

Yeah, some people think that's what you do with ducks, raise and release them, even some people who have owned ducks before go along with that thought.  I have seen people ask about releasing them on other boards and duck owners say "yeah, I do" or "yeah, they fly away," etc.

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post #32 of 38

I hate how people dont even have common sense, i went to school saying my duck laid her first egg and i ate it for breakfast, everyone got mad at me saying i killed a baby ducklings...they thought right when they crapped it out a duckling hatched..i get so paranoid. Especially with stupid laws like these i mean we all know not to release them and they cant even fly so whats it matter?

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post #33 of 38
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Originally Posted by Big Dreamer 

I hate how people dont even have common sense, i went to school saying my duck laid her first egg and i ate it for breakfast, everyone got mad at me saying i killed a baby ducklings...they thought right when they crapped it out a duckling hatched..i get so paranoid. Especially with stupid laws like these i mean we all know not to release them and they cant even fly so whats it matter?


I have in the past been able to purchase unpinnioned domestacated mallards...

Pekins are excluded for that reason...

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post #34 of 38

I think the laws are to protect the Florida mottled duck from breeding with mallards.  They have different breeding seasons and when the mottled ducks breed the wild mallards have migrated north.  The mottled duck doesn't migrate.

I have pekin and mallards (might be mixed).  I also have some mottled ducks that visit from time to time.  I have watched them and watched them.  My mallards have no interest in them at all.  I watched a lot to be sure.  My pekin drake will pester them and chase them like crazy.  He can't catch them. 

The mallards don't even fly much.  Across the pond or part way across the yard (usually a few feet off the ground) and that's about it.

I also have a pair of wood ducks that visit, but they don't stay long and don't interact with my ducks and fly off if they see people.

I have not had wild mallards visit the pond, but I do see them often in ponds around town.

I have seen all sorts of breeds of ducks sold in the feedstores, even mallards.

post #35 of 38
Hi everyone, I see this thread is old, and my question is way off topic, but I seem to have the right audience here. I'm looking for advice on how to best keep our Pekin ducks cool and happy this summer. We're in south Florida, and this will be their 1st summer. I've posted other threads on BYC, and have done research up the wazoo, but most sources are fixated on winter care. They are in their run, in shade, with a fan, plenty of water, but they still don't seem cool enough. Any ideas? We are beside ourselves worrying about them. They also are with our chickens, but they are handling the heat much better.
I appreciate any input. :-)
post #36 of 38

I have never heard of ducks having trouble with heat as long as they have shade and plenty of water. I live in North Central Florida where it get pretty danged hot and have never lost a duck to heat stress. We have 2 kiddie pools that we keep filled and they have shade trees and such. All do perfectly fine.  

Feel free to PM me if you have any questions :)

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post #37 of 38
Awesome, thanks. I do have a few questions. I'll PM you. :-)
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§ 21.13 Permit exceptions for captive-reared mallard ducks.

Captive-reared and properly marked mallard ducks, alive or dead, or their eggs may be acquired, possessed, sold, traded, donated, transported, and disposed of by any person without a permit, subject to the following conditions, restrictions, and requirements:

(a) Nothing in this section shall be construed to permit the taking of live mallard ducks or their eggs from the wild.

(b) All mallard ducks possessed in captivity, without a permit, shall have been physically marked by at least one of the following methods prior to 6 weeks of age and all such ducks hatched, reared, and retained in captivity thereafter shall be so marked prior to reaching 6 weeks of age.

(1) Removal of the hind toe from the right foot.

(2) Pinioning of a wing: Provided, That this method shall be the removal of the metacarpal bones of one wing or a portion of the metacarpal bones which renders the bird permanently incapable of flight.

(3) Banding of one metatarsus with a seamless metal band.

(4) Tattooing of a readily discernible number or letter or combination thereof on the web of one foot.

(c) When so marked, such live birds may be disposed of to, or acquired from, any person and possessed and transferred in any number at any time or place: Provided, That all such birds shall be physically marked prior to sale or disposal regardless of whether or not they have attained 6 weeks of age.

(d) When so marked, such live birds may be killed, in any number, at any time or place, by any means except shooting. Such birds may be killed by shooting only in accordance with all applicable hunting regulations governing the taking of mallard ducks from the wild: Provided, That such birds may be killed by shooting, in any number, at any time, within the confines of any premises operated as a shooting preserve under State license, permit, or authorization; or they may be shot, in any number, at any time or place, by any person for bona fide dog training or field trial purposes: Provided further, That the provisions:

(1) The hunting regulations (part 20 of this subchapter), with the exception of § 20.108 (Nontoxic shot zones), and

(2) The Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp Act (duck stamp requirement) shall not apply to shooting preserve operations as provided for in this paragraph, or to bona fide dog training or field trial operations.

(e) At all times during possession, transportation, and storage until the raw carcasses of such birds are finally processed immediately prior to cooking, smoking, or canning, the marked foot or wing must remain attached to each carcass: Provided, That persons, who operate game farms or shooting preserves under a State license, permit, or authorization for such activities, may remove the marked foot or wing when either the number of his State license, permit, or authorization has first been legibly stamped in ink on the back of each carcass and on the container in which each carcass is maintained, or each carcass is identified by a State band on leg or wing pursuant to requirements of his State license, permit, or authorization. When properly marked, such carcasses may be disposed of to, or acquired from, any person and possessed and transported in any number at any time or place.

[40 FR 28459, July 7, 1975, as amended at 46 FR 42680, Aug. 24, 1981; 54 FR 36798, Sept. 5, 1989

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