Free Duck So. VA

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by meriruka, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. meriruka

    meriruka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    This guy/girl showed up a few weeks ago. I don't have any other ducks (just chickens) and I don't know what breed or gender it is. I'm going to call him "he" for now.
    He's trying to make friends, but the chickens are afraid of him.
    Here's a pic:[​IMG]

    I live midway between Lynchburg & Danville.
    I hope someone can give him a good home with other ducks. Thanks!
     
  2. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    wish I was close enough to take it; I'd love to have a few ducks again! Hope you find it a good forever home! [​IMG]
    ETA: I couldn't see any curled "drake" feathers... it may be either very young or a hen
     
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2008
  3. lauralou

    lauralou Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,833
    21
    181
    Dec 10, 2007
    Central Virginia
    Oh, that duck is beautiful!

    I don't have any ducks, but was planning on getting a few in the spring.

    If you must get rid of him, and noone else offers a better home, I would be interested in taking him in. We have a lot of room, and I could put a duck pen together pretty fast, already have a little doghouse-type coop, low to the ground. Seems that it would be a good home for a duck...

    I'm in Buckingham County. Near Dillwyn. According to Mapquest, I'm 1 hour away from Lynchburg, and 2 hours away from Danville. Or was it the other way around? Anyway, I guess I'm about 1 1/2 hours away from you.

    So, if you can't find him a better place, maybe we could meet up in between? Any chance you're going to the Farmville Swap on the 18th? If so, maybe I could even bring home a friend for him...
     
  4. meriruka

    meriruka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    I'm going to try to get to the swap. I have some rescued chickens that I have to find homes for as well. If nobody takes the duck before then, I'll bring him.......
     
  5. DrakeMaiden

    DrakeMaiden Overrun with Drakes

    Jun 8, 2007
    Kitsap County, WA
    I think it is a blue swede. Very attractive.
     
  6. meriruka

    meriruka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    Thanks! I looked in my "Storey's book of poultry breeds " and the one he looked most like was called a "Magpie". Blue Suede sounds much better.
     
  7. lisabug

    lisabug Chillin' With My Peeps

    142
    0
    129
    Feb 18, 2008
    Portersville, PA
    I did end up finding a few other ducks (so now I have 4)...but he/she can come live with me out near Danville.- except I won't be able to go to South Boston until the weekend of the 25th probably, because next weekend I have wedding/then NASCAR. I can ask my hubby about coming out tomorrow.

    Our ducks are very much MY pets and other than they need their own shelter now (there are too many to live with the chickens) they have free range access to my yard.

    It is your call..you can take him to the swap and use me as a backup plan too...[​IMG] just don't want him/her to be dinner!!!
     
  8. meriruka

    meriruka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    Lisabug, I was hoping to hear from you! I didn't see your PM about picking up the duck until I got back from my trip. He's yours if you want him.
     
  9. lisabug

    lisabug Chillin' With My Peeps

    142
    0
    129
    Feb 18, 2008
    Portersville, PA
    We do but again wouldn't be able to get to you until the weekend of the 25th. We have outta towners coming in for a wedding and NASCAR race this weekend.

    It is really your call. You can try and find him a good home at the meet as well. Someone else like me might be looking for a duck. Just don't sell him for FOOD![​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by