Adopt a pekin after a loss

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mickilees, Jun 16, 2017.

  1. mickilees

    mickilees Out Of The Brooder

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    I have two 8 week old Pekin Drake's and unfortunately with unbelievable sadness lost one last night. I know it's crule to have just one but I'm not sure what to do. Do I adopt another 8 week old and if so does anyone know where I can find one? Or do I bring home a duckling and raise it in the house until it can be outside and put them together. I'm so incredibly sad about this...I want to do what's best for Jax
     
  2. Kiki to Nana

    Kiki to Nana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry for your loss :(

    That's what I would recommend. I know for my state of Michigan we have a rehoming page on Facebook for ducks and a poultry page. I'd check there first and see if there is something for where you're at.

    It made be hard to find one that exact age but people do give them away as adolescents but mainly they are ducklings or adult.

    If you dont mind what happened to the other one?
     
  3. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    People always have Drakes for sale...Possibly you can find him a friend on Craig's list or as mentioned the rehoming pages....?
     
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  4. mickilees

    mickilees Out Of The Brooder

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    A raccoon broke into the pen..Jax will be staying indoors at night from now on
     
  5. luvmyduckies

    luvmyduckies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You need to reinforce your pen before you put anyone back in there or Build a secure duck building for at night and only use the pen during daytime/ or supervised
     
  6. mickilees

    mickilees Out Of The Brooder

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    No offense but I'm quite upset and I've already said he will be coming in at night. It would be beyond ridiculous to not see that the pen needs to be changed. Of course the raccoon is coming back tonight and I absolutely have no intention of my baby being outside. This was not a flimsy pen...it amazes me this happened not to mention I have water on three sides of my property as we are built out lake front. He went through Alot of trouble to get into my yard. And no..my ducks are not free range on the lake..they have a large pen area with a pool.
     
  7. mickilees

    mickilees Out Of The Brooder

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    Going to a farm tomorrow to meet a possible friend..thank you
     
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  8. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Awesome....Congrats and I hope you come home with a friend for your Duck...:highfive:
     
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  9. mickilees

    mickilees Out Of The Brooder

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    I hope I stop crying by then. My children are grown..these are my current babies. I tried so hard to do everything possible for them
     
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  10. mickilees

    mickilees Out Of The Brooder

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    Opie and Jax...we lost Opie
     

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