Caring for wood ducks

Discussion in 'Ornamental Fowl (Swans, etc.)' started by Southernchickens, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. Southernchickens

    Southernchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My dad has a coworker that wants to give us a wood duck. I have all kinds of ducks but never had a wood duck. Is there anything special I need to do for it, like food or nesting or enclosures?
     
  2. kangababy

    kangababy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are beginner birds as far as the ornamental waterfowl are concerned.

    Are they babies or fully grown birds? If you want them to stick around they will have to be in an enclosure or be pinnioned.
    Make sure your dad friend gives you the right paper work on them. It is required for them. i fyou plan on giving any away or selling them then you will also have to get a permit.
     
  3. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:need a permit from him for one they are a federally protected species as are all north american migratory waterfowl. He cant legally just give you one without proper form 3-186 transfer papers. You can get in trouble if you get caught without it.
    Here go to this thread I started about migratory waterfowl
    The first 5-6 pages are loaded with all the basics for them and many other species

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=345303
     

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