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Be careful, hun...you might wanna put the kibosh on posting your phone number in a public forum. ;) BYC is a pretty trustworthy community, but it's also the most googled for chicken and duck issues, so you never know who may be out there!
Also, I know you don't need a permit to just own a migratory wild-type duck, but you do need one to sell or trade them. So that's food for thought. :/
Edited by Amykins - 8/23/14 at 9:44am
Look at you, all awesome and prepared! <3 I'm kinda jealous, I adore wood ducks. They're so cute and chirpy! But there's no way I'd pass to get a permit. I don't have a backyard and all I got is my house duck. :p
Wood ducks are very different to raise than mallards. The best way is to start woodies ducklings with mallard duckling to get the woodies to start eating, that and offering live food. They'll climb out of any brooder without a secure top, and find any hole to escape. I am unaware of anyone reliable who sells wood duck eggs because they are more delicate than mallard eggs to hatch. I raise wood ducks and have for years. I'm in Lafayette.
Is there a reliable place online or locally here in Louisiana. If anyone can point me in the right direction I would greatly appreciate it. Right now I have mallard ducks and I was womdering if wood ducks were a harder breed to care for. I have read many articles, but I am looking for personal experiences.