1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Anybody Want Free Baby Ducks (NY)?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by sussexgal, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. sussexgal

    sussexgal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Maria, my mixed breed duck is sitting a nest. Would anybody be interested in the hatchlings? I really don't want anymore, but was thinking this might be a good way for someone to get started in ducks without having to pay for them. PM me of you're interested. It would be for pickup only.... I live about 20 minutes south of Utica, NY.
     
  2. Duck Keeper

    Duck Keeper Chillin' With My Peeps

    868
    2
    141
    Mar 18, 2009
    Out in the Boonies
    YES I DO!!!

    But my parents would never go for that. -__-;;

    We're not that far apart actually! Couple hours maybe. [​IMG]
    (But I make it a habit not to tell people where I live so, sorry about that.)



    My dad isn't thrilled to be getting more birds.

    Should I buy adult birds?

    I've heard that it's a bad thing to do, so I'm going to check them over really well, but I don't have a place to quarantine... [​IMG]

    There goes my flock if something's wrong.

    Or should I just order chicks from online?
    Even if they're coming from California??

    ACK. So many questions!
    I should have posted this as a new topic...
     
  3. sussexgal

    sussexgal Chillin' With My Peeps

    LOL You're funny Duck Keeper.

    If it were me, I wouldn't order chicks to be shipped from California. Is there a breeder closer that has what you want? If you purchase adult birds, you really really (highly recommend it) really should quarantine! One standard size breed bird + one large dog crate - works great. Good luck to you.
     
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2009
  4. muscovy94

    muscovy94 Chillin' With My Peeps

    912
    3
    151
    Nov 11, 2008
    Vicksburg, MS
    If only I were closer.......!
     
  5. Duck Keeper

    Duck Keeper Chillin' With My Peeps

    868
    2
    141
    Mar 18, 2009
    Out in the Boonies
    I have a wire dog crate, and a wire rabbit cage, I suppose I could put a tarp over them...? If I did pick these birds up this weeked, they're Silver Appleyards (three; a drake and two hens), and (from what I can tell) nobody around has them. I ordered from McMurray, and they all were fine (one had crusty eyes, but she's fine now). Metzer farms has a lower ordering limit, that's the reason I'd go through them... -sigh-

    Yay! I'm funny. =P

    Funny funny? Or funny strange? Lol.
     
  6. sussexgal

    sussexgal Chillin' With My Peeps

    You make me laugh.. so, funny funny [​IMG]

    Tarp is good.... Can you set them out of the weather? Like in an out building? With chickens, a 3 week quaranteen is recommended.... with ducks, I'm not so sure. Perhaps someone else on the boards can help you with that question. Seems as tho ducks are way hardier than chickens.... we still have half of March to get thru and the rest of April. I'm just thinking about the late spring blizzard we usually get every year - that's why I questioned maybe sticking them in a building? Good Luck with your new ducks [​IMG] Nice you got your eye on an unusual breed.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by