Because I don't know where I'm moving to just yet. I have some friends willing to put me up until I land a job and get back on my feet, but it'll be next to impossible to do that with Wobs and Bean with me needing constant care and attention. Not to mention that the laws regarding barnyard fowl in southern california are kinda wonky and vary from city to city. Even though they're house pets and not just livestock being kept in the yard, the city commission won't see it that way. Ducks is ducks, as they would put it, it wouldn't matter if they live indoors or not, they'd see fit to remove them if someone complained of any noise.
Scovy Momma lives only about an hour or so away from my parents' place, and since I know she's great with house ducks I asked her to take them in, and she agreed. I will never stop being beyond grateful for her help. I know it's a pretty huge favor to ask of anyone. And if my life blows up in CA like it did here in WA, I cannot in good conscience put them through the trauma of another move. I need to be sure I can give a proper home for my babies.