Thank-you for your help. I'm too tired to ask anymore questions... *yawn*
Do you need a permit to own DOMESTIC ducks in Florida? IDEAL POULTRY SAID I HAVE TO HAVE A PERMIT... - Page 5
I need a fresh coat of paint, and likely new substrate and a drainage fix...
So what I need to do:
- Fix the flooding issue
- fence over my coop
- clean nest boxes
- scrub my pools; bought 2 new ones a few weeks back and they already have slime! I clean them at the very least every other day or two.
And that's it I believe. Coop is 90% chainlink (the doors arent), wood and aluminum. Has red-brick and limestone bricks surrounding it. I have 3 or 4 holes that leak as well, but can be easily fixed. Jeesh, I needed to do these things already.
I guess the biggest issue at hand now is the flies, but by the time I bother with a permit everything will be caught up... ... ... and, maybe the grass in my yard will grow back(with all this rain, there's more grass than I've seen in years).
Ok this is just to comfusing to me! I will just do what I have ben doing and hopefully in 5 yrs I will be out of florida and they can have all their crazy rules . All I can say is it take a handful of idoits to ruin life for the whole who take care of their birds and don't hurt anybody.
Which part? I'll try to help.
If you have non Pekin ducks- you need a permit, you may or may not need a permit for Muscovies as they are not covered by this particular rule and Muscovie regulations are being
to get a permit you must have a disaster plan (in case of mandatory evacuation), and an enclosed pen and/OR pinioned birds (depending on where you live and the current population of native wild ducks).
You must also have records of where your birds came from, and if you sell- where they are going, also births and deaths.
These records are simple and can be handwritten, just the name and license number (recommended to get address and phone number too) of who you buy from and sell to- also keep a page that list hatches(date and number) and another page with deaths(date and guess to why).
The FWC has the right to inspect your 'facility' (where the birds are kept) as part of the permit.
there are specific rules about how often a pen must be cleaned and how to clean and what to do with waste.
The whole thing is confusing I have 4 pekins two are crested 3 scovies the rest of my 30+ ducks are not Pekins they are 3 cambell, 5 swedish, 5 cayugas 3crested golden cascades, 2 crested runners and 5 rouens. they have free run of my chicken house they are not poinoin (sp) but you can't pay them to leave. I have ben showing selling ad hatching my ducks for 2 years. I hopefully will be moving out of florida in about 5 yrs. Where I keep my birds is my moms boyfriends and am limited on what can be built on his property. I can't put a cover over my whole chicken yard
I am so tried of every time I turn around you have to have a permit to do dome thing in florida with your own property. It is just bull poop. Next thing you know you'll need to get a permit to go to the rest room in your own house.
Edited by Outlawfarms - 6/20/12 at 12:37pm