Had to say goodbye to my runner ducks today :(

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by MNRunner, Apr 2, 2018.

  1. MNRunner

    MNRunner In the Brooder

    Apr 2, 2018
    Hi all!

    Long time reader, first-time poster. I wouldn't have been able to raise my ducks without all of the help I found on this amazing site. My first post is a bit of a sad one, due to a nosy police officer(he saw the ducks from the street while driving by), I was forced to remove my 6 runner ducks today. I live in a suburb of Minneapolis that allows chickens but apparently will not allow ducks.

    The purpose of my post is to say two things:

    1. To the nice man in Faribault who my ducks went to, if you happen to be a member on this board, please take care of them. The drake duck was like a dog to me and I already miss him dearly. If you ever are unable to take care of them, let me know because I want to make sure they live full and fantastic lives.

    2. If anyone on is reading and on the fence about getting ducks, get them!!! I had so much fun over the course of a year raising the little guys from ducklings to full grown. It was easier than I thought it would be and the times that were challenging were more than worth it with all the laughs and smiles they gave me.

    At some point(hopefully sooner than later) I want to get runner ducks again. I plan on moving to another city in the next couple of years and want to experience the joy of raising ducks again.

    Here are some photos of my runners. The drake(Carl is his name) and I became very close, the females never warmed up to me. 30121902_10211420555166651_1153277312_o.png 29955337_10211420549686514_1435889343_o.jpg 28876555_10211224446664061_1788881020_o.jpg
  2. Soon2BChixMom

    Soon2BChixMom Herding ducks and Wrangling chickens

    Jan 8, 2017
    Awe. They look very happy. Sorry to hear about your situation.
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  3. Abriana

    Abriana Spicy Sugar Cookie

    Apr 26, 2017
    Fools Gold
    :hugs I know how much you must miss them. God will take care of them, not a sparrow drops without him knowing.
  4. blayt90

    blayt90 Crowing

    Jan 11, 2018
    Magee, Mississippi
    My Coop
    I am sorry to hear you had to get rid of them. :hugs
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  5. llombardo

    llombardo Crowing

    Mar 11, 2018
    With all the stuff happening in this world , they were concerned with ducks? What a shame. I'm sorry you had to give them up.
  6. thumper650

    thumper650 Songster

    Mar 10, 2018
    Maynard, MA
    That cop is a jerk. I feel so bad for you, they are adorable!
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  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

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  8. Spiderduck

    Spiderduck Songster

    Jul 16, 2017
    Peterborough uk
    AWW thats so sad. It must be awful. There is always someone whos nosey though!
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  9. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck Songster

    Mar 28, 2018
    Los Banos, Ca
    Going through the same thing right now but.... I lied. "Ok, Officer! I'll be sending them to my mom's house then where they can live in the pond!"

    Mr. Officer is super pleased and puffed his chest out at how good about it I was and how big and important he was.

    I called my mom and told her if she ever got a phone call, she now owns two ducks. She laughed and asked where I put them. Told them they were currently taking their nightly bath before getting in bed with the kid for the night.

    ANimal control has been to my house twice in the last 5 days over the ducks but do you think they've done a darn thing about the pit bull that charged and attacked my kid on Saturday and tore him up? Tore up the dog he was walking? Then turned around and bit his owner? Nope! Let's be more concerned with Chuck and Buck the killer ducks.
  10. Spiderduck

    Spiderduck Songster

    Jul 16, 2017
    Peterborough uk
    Its not fair is it.
    At least you got to keep your ducks. How cute.

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