Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by cityduck, Feb 27, 2018.

  1. cityduck

    cityduck In the Brooder

    Feb 27, 2018
    I am very interested in ducks and owning ducks. I do not yet own a duck, but I want to get one soon. I would get some hatching eggs, but there's one problem: my family doesn't want me to get one. I personally think that it would be a very good educational opportunity, and a good chance to earn some responsibility. The ducks/ducklings would have plenty of space, as I would build a place for them in my backyard. I would also be able to handle costs such as food, habitats, ect., so money is not the problem. They haven't told me yet their reason for saying no, so I don't know how to prepare my side of the argument. If anyone could tell me some ways to convince them to let me get ducklings, it would be greatly appreciated.
  2. alexa009

    alexa009 Crossing the Road

    Apr 6, 2017
    My Coop
    You could ask the reason why they don't want to own ducks or why they don't want them. Otherwise if they come up with a good answer you would probably have to leave it to them on whether to decide if not.
  3. The Phantom

    The Phantom I love birds!!!

    Jan 9, 2017
    SE Wisconsin
  4. Boonie Stomper

    Boonie Stomper Songster

    Jan 1, 2018
    DC, MD, VA region
    if you post a little intro-duck-tory info about you and your facilities surely we can quack up some ideas for you ... such as if you have a big yard / garden / pond / other animals / eco-friendly interests etc.
  5. Plip

    Plip Free Ranging

    Apr 28, 2010
    NW Washington State
    Welcome to BYC! Great to have you here!
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  6. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G’Day from down under cityduck :frow Welcome!

    Sorry, I have no experience with ducks, only chickens, so I can not help you with the pros and cons. However, BYC does have a Duck Forum you might want to try posting on.

    I do hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you include your general location on your profile, this will assist others. Location, climate, season etc can be important factors when members are responding to any questions you may have and vice versa.

    You might want to also Find Your State Thread and pop in and say hello.

    All the best and I hope you get to become a duck parent!
  7. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hi and welcome to BYC. Good luck with convincing your family that ducks are a good idea :fl
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  8. Trinny

    Trinny Chirping

    Nov 3, 2017
    We had some ducklings a few years ago it was so interesting to see how they grew and watching them play in water is very enjoyable If u get hatching eggs then you can show your family how they develop and you bringing a new life into the world well I did something similar and I have now hatched 17 mixed chickens and I’m now breeding and hatching my own silkies for money
  9. Trinny

    Trinny Chirping

    Nov 3, 2017
    One bad thing tho if u only have 2 and they turn out to be boys they can be very aggressive and loud
  10. Skipper81

    Skipper81 " For my yoke is easy and my burden is light "

    Feb 11, 2018
    Middle Tennessee
    Welcome to BYC. :jumpy
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