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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by bnward5, May 11, 2009.

  1. bnward5

    bnward5 Out Of The Brooder

    May 11, 2009
    Trinidad Co
    Picking up a new best friend Sunday

    Hi I am in Trinidad Colorado, I have a adolecent Indian runner duck, she lost her best and only friend last Sunday she is getting more and more depressed and I am very worried about her. I have to ducklings coming either tomorrow or the next day. They will not be able to go out with her for another 4-5 weeks and I am afraid she will not make it. I was wondering if anybody knew anyone that was selling or willing to sale a older duck, regardless of breed or sex. I have been through all the pet classifieds and the few promising ones have fallen through
    Last edited: May 12, 2009
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    Unfortunately, you are too far from me to take a drake or two [​IMG] But have you thought of keeping the babies outside? I don't know how the temps are where you live, but if it is relatively warm (like 50's and 60's daytime) the baby ducks would be just fine outside with a coop and heat light. You could even have a little run on their coop, and your adult duck could come and visit the babies.

    Do you have any livestock auctions in your area? Ducks are not susceptible to many diseases, so buying a duck from an auction carries less risk than buying chickens does. You should ask at your local feed store and see if there are any nearby. I'm sure you could find many ducks there.

    I hope you get a buddy for your duck [​IMG]
  3. bnward5

    bnward5 Out Of The Brooder

    May 11, 2009
    Trinidad Co
    thx for the ideas. and to bad your farther away than a fast sunday drive:D
  4. headred

    headred Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 28, 2009
    I wouldn't worry too much about temps either. My ducks went outside at 2 old in KS March and they did just fine.
  5. Lorettawyandotte

    Lorettawyandotte Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 12, 2008
    white springs, fl
    I am also too far away or I would shoot you a buddy for her...poor girl...
  6. chixie

    chixie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2009
    kountze texas
    I am so sorry for your( and her loss) ... I am way down in texas but i wish I could send you one of my drakes
  7. ohiofarmgirl

    ohiofarmgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 22, 2009
    have you tried posting an ad on craigslist? really it works - i just sold a gander to a woman who posted on thursday, i sent an email that same day, and we agreed to meet on on sunday (i go to church in her same town).

    you'd be surprised at how helpful folks are on craigslist in the farm and garden section.

    good luck!
  8. cici_p

    cici_p Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2009
    I posted on your classified about my female pekin. PM me if interested.

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