Well, I never thought that I would have to post in this topic! I have 4 drakes which I cannot find homes for! I am thinking about trying to release them to someone who has a property with a dam. Has anyone done this? Tried to release them into the wild? They can fly now, and im not clipping wings in case i do decide to release them. I dont get how domestic ducks can transfer disease to wild ducks! They are the same creature, can anyone enlighten me. Anyhow, Plan B) Ed wants to have roast duck or something similar. I told him to do it when im not there and to do it far away from the others. How would he prepare them for the stove? Skinning? or plucking? I have one duck and her husband and their offspring which are the drakes. This isnt good for the vibe in the garden. I wish to have just the mum and dad and collect eggs so i dont have any more ducklings to try and rehome. Im really torn here. would appreciate some input.