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Does anyone have their duck(s) micro-chipped?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by LoreenH, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. LoreenH

    LoreenH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know most of you have way more ducks than I will. We have our indoor cats 'chipped just in case they get out, and was wondering if it were feasible to do it with ducks. I will be getting Swedish ducks (3-5) so I doubt they would fly out of the yard, but you never know when a two-legged predator might happen by. Our ducks will be in the backyard that is fully enclosed by a 6-foot wood fence, at night they will be in a predator proof pen. I've heard some ducks can be escape artists, we're taking a good look at the perimeter of the yard to see where a duck of any size might get out.
     
  2. Shadowhills Farm

    Shadowhills Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We don't have any of our animals chipped, but then again, no one knows that we live out here on a farm!

    We may be looking to chipping my horse and cat in the future though.
     
  3. classroomducks

    classroomducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is an interesting thought. I hadnt thought of that. Im wondering if there would be enough skin between the feathers and the muscle though. I have my kitties done and they did it in the scruff of their neck. Im not sure ducks would have any lose skin...Im not sure though...interesting thought.
     
  4. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    I would do a leg band before I would chip one.
     
  5. LoreenH

    LoreenH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Do you put info on it like you do on a dog ID tag? I've seen wild & tame birds with leg bands but never looked at one.
     
  6. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    I guess. I just know that if I had had my ducks chipped, it would have been a total waste on the 2 that got eaten by a hawk. Besides, if you chip the duck and the duck wanders off, how will anyone know it is not feral? There would have to be a visual cue...like a leg band.
     
  7. LoreenH

    LoreenH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That makes more sense. I will check more into leg bands. We have no ducks of any kind in the neighborhood, yet. A number of people have chickens though. One person had a couple of pygmy goats but had to re-home them because they kept getting into the neighbors yards and eating everything.
     
  8. duckluck

    duckluck Dulcimyrh Ducks

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    Quote:Do you put info on it like you do on a dog ID tag? I've seen wild & tame birds with leg bands but never looked at one.

    National Band & Tag company will if you order bands from them. I just did.
     
  9. LoreenH

    LoreenH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. I will check into them. I love this forum, I learn something new everyday!
     
  10. Bossroo

    Bossroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DO NOT even cosider doing the microchip thing. Big Brother will not only charge you a HUGE fee, but the amount of paperwork, red tape, etc. will smother you. You will have to register your farm , thereafter known as a premises, and they will make you register and microchip every animal on your premises. You will not be able to move your duck or any of your animals to a Vet, or even next door without letting the authorities know about it. BAD , BAD , BAD .
     

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