Anyone in Alaska with one duckling they would sell?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by tia, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. tia

    tia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Valdez, Alaska
    I'm looking for a buddy for my little wild duckling. He cuddles up to the mirror and goes to sleep and it is breaking my heart. I wish the woman that gave him to me would have found two instead of one. I don't know whether I should handle him alot or not - I don't want to make things worse for him when I can't spend time with him.
     
  2. incubatingisfun

    incubatingisfun Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 15, 2009
    Alaska
    i could hathc an egg for you
     
  3. oesdog

    oesdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Give him a teddy! He misses his mummy. It depends on what you want to do with him. Do you want to keep him or let him go? What kind of Duck is he?
    They don;t need much more looking after than chickens. Infact one of my neighbors has chickens and two Mallard ducks. Also duck eggs are really yummy!

    Hope you get a friend for your little ducky. If you decide to keep him handle him a lot !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you decide to let him go then don;t, our neighbor just let all his ducklings go on the local pond but kept mum and dad! He will let them breed again next year but for now is enjoying the eggs.

    Oesdog
     
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  4. animalloverabh

    animalloverabh Allons-y, Alonso

    try putting up a wanted sign for 1 duckling?

    or are your runners broody? if so they might take him on..

    good luck
     
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  5. MrsDeb

    MrsDeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:oesdog,

    In Alaska its not only illegal to set your domesticated birds loose in a local pond but they would not survive up here without
    humans taking care of them. The wild duckling since it has now been raised by a human won't know the first thing about
    being a wild duckling and will die in the winter up here since it now requires human interaction.
    Tia the best thing you could probably do with that little guy if you are sure he's a wild bird is to contact one of these outfits....

    http://www.southeasternoutdoors.com/wildlife/rehabilitators/alaska-rehabilitators.html

    It'll also keep you out of any legal problems that may arise from not reporting it. They would certainly be able to show you in the right direction.
     
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