My First Duck

By Hattiegun, Jan 11, 2012 | |
  1. Hattiegun
    Golden Feather Member From: Iowa Registered: 10/30/2009 Posts: 7 E-mail PM View My BYC Page
    My first Duck Story

    Heres my story, Ill try and make is as short as possible..I live on a Lake and my niece found a duckling that was lost from its family that we searched for with no Luck, so she begged to keep it... I said okay , 2 days later she left to go back home (out of state) and I was left with a duckling and knew absolutely NOTHING about ducks. Within a week I had fallen competely head over heels for the little guy... I researched everything I could find .. (My neice named him HotRod). My husband also fell for him. I turned my screened in porch into HotRds little domain, lined the floor with disposable puppy pads, woodchips where he slpet and tub to swim in.Every floor in my house that he could access was covered with towels and puppy pads so he could be with us whenever we were home.. I took him out to search for bugs and exercise everynite after work. He went to work with me at least 1 day a week. We sell all farm animal feeds at my work so I knew what to feed him. As he grew , I took him swimming on the lake everynite , and we hung on the dock/lake all weekends..he went everywhere with me ,, well he was a she as she got her colors and she was a Wood Duck (which we knew already) I knew she was a wild duck and that she would leave someday as thats also what I wanted. And that happened Labor day weekend. I was devestated because I took her down to swim, went to check on her and she was gone !! I WASNT READY!
    anyway, I found her again a few days later, and for another month every few days , she would come back to the dock and I would feed her and hold her for an hour or so and 2 more times she came up into the house for awhile... we do have alot of ducks around here and she hooked up with some and flew south for the winter..I loved her more than any pet Ive ever had, we had soo much fun with her and I miss her EVERY single day. so Now I am going to get me a couple of ducks.Im thinkin bout 2 call ducks??? I dont care about the eggs and I dont want babys..yet anyway. so would i be okay with 2 males?? I love this webiste and have learned tons from all of u !!! I am now the crazy duck lady of my neighbor hood.. I am goin to send a couple pics of my girl if I figure it out
    ... WELL , i FOUND OUT THAT HOTROD IS A BOY !!!! SOME GREAT PPL ON BYC READ MY STORY AND LET ME KNOW (BY SOME MARKINGS) THAT HE IS A HE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I JUST DIDNT HAVE HIM LONG ENOUGH TO GET HIS FULL COLORS.... LOL THANKS....
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    Last edited by Hattiegun (11/16/2009 11:40 am)

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