Ducks in Boston?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by DuckMamaorBust, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. DuckMamaorBust

    DuckMamaorBust Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello - I am an aspiring duck mama in the Boston metro area. I need to convince Hubby this is a good idea. I think I have him resolved to the idea that we are getting ducks... it is a matter of when.

    I was wondering if there are other duck owners in the Boston area. I've done a search on the Where am I? Where are you? forum and saw other chicken owners. I was just wondering if there were also duck folks.

    I have questions around duck raising in New England.

    I've been enjoying reading BYC quietly for awhile now. Everyone is amazingly nice.

    ~Jen
     
  2. froggie71

    froggie71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from NJ! Ducks are great! You will just love them. I visited Boston this past February. The first stop was at a mall. There were books and shirts and stuff all around about "Make way for ducklings" A book about ducks in Boston. There are lots of us duck folks. There is a whole forum about ducks. [​IMG]
     
  3. DuckMamaorBust

    DuckMamaorBust Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, I thought about making my introductory post about 'Make way for ducklings!' which is a very cute children's story. I have been watching the duck forum and paying close attention to the duckponics thread. I was just looking for local duckers.

    I'm trying to get my husband behind the idea so I thought meeting other local duck owners would make the idea less strange.

    Also wondering... what should come first.... the duck or the pond?

    ~Jen
     
  4. froggie71

    froggie71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    You actually don't need a pond. A kiddie pool will work just fine. They actually just need enough water to keep their vents in their bills clean. We have plans to put in a pond, but kinda got side tracked with getting chickens. We've had our original ducks for over a year now and still no pond. [​IMG] So don't let that stop you from getting ducks!
     
  5. DuckMamaorBust

    DuckMamaorBust Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah, I've been reading that on the various threads and I have no problem starting out with a little pool. However, winter here (as in NJ) is no fun to be outside dumping pools of water. Since I'm starting with a clean slate I'm trying to imagine how the finished project with ducks, pen, pond, etc would look and plan out projects to implement in stages. That way it would minimize waste and hopefully let us stretch the $$.

    Between me being a project manager and my husband an engineer there is a lot of thinking, plotting, planning, and dreaming that happens before we actually make our move.

    I figure I would stew on this through the winter, get ducklings in the spring and go from there. By then li'l man will be walking and it would be funny to see him holding a fluffy duckling.
     
  6. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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    A big Texas size [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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