How to convince my mom to let me get ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Bridger Davis, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. Bridger Davis

    Bridger Davis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey guys! You may remember my Duck Questions thread but.. I just realized, my getting ducks is still not official. My dad said he's on my side, but my mom isn't really too keen about getting ducks. I've told her how much better ducks are for eggs than chickens and how great ducks are but, she thinks that it is going to be a lot of work on her part. What should I do!? Help!
     
  2. SeaPolka

    SeaPolka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could design their run and coop and plan feed and bedding costs, show her you're responsible and she won't have to do anything but eat those delicious eggs. Goodluck! Hope you get your duckies :)
     
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  3. Bridger Davis

    Bridger Davis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good Idea! I already have the coop and run built but I could make some modifications...I definitely need to get more on top of my chores and stuff... Thanks @SeaPolka !
     
  4. SeaPolka

    SeaPolka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're welcome, I'm rooting for you! Ducks are darlings
     
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  5. DanielleInUro

    DanielleInUro Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's absolutely right--it WILL be a lot of work on her. Because unless you're...let's see, ducks live about eight years. So unless you're ten years old, the day will likely come when you go away to college or your first apartment, and what then? Unless you go straight from home to your own little place where you can have ducks and have the energy and interest, the day will come when you are gone and they are now HER ducks. And best of luck rehoming a duck that's more than three years old, which means your parents will have to make the decision to give your ducks to someone who might eat them, or keep them and keep up with them through the end of their lives.

    And you do not write like a ten year old.

    I love my ducks more than I ever thought I could love any little gaggle of things, but I feel for your mom.
     
  6. Bridger Davis

    Bridger Davis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for your post, @DanielleInUro . I do have quite the plan and I`m definitely not planning to be living anywhere without a yard. I will definetly incorporate my pets into my decision making when buying a house. I would hate to see my ducks go and be someone's dinner! The thought of that makes me sick! Which in itself is my reason to be vegetarian; I cannot comfortably own animals and at the same time, eat their cousins. Anyways, I also see where my mom is coming from but I feel like she may not understand how much I want this. Besides it being a great responsibility for me, I LOVE animals! Also, besides the occasional run to tractor supply co, I can't see her doing too much for the ducks while I live here. Anyways, if I did get ducks, I would totally be comfortable with that load of responsibility as I was when I had chickens. Thanks again for your thoughts!
     
  7. chickens really

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    I'm sure she will say yes...You seam committed and she will love them once they are there ...Ducks steal your heart...Best wishes....
     
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  8. HeidiEmbrey

    HeidiEmbrey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hey you know chickens eat meat and humans are meant to eat meat too. you shouldn't feel bad about being born an omnivore, humans can't get the nutrients they need to be healthy without meat or chemical supplements, and the supplements can be risky. It's ok to eat animals. Plants are alive too and there is evidence they comunicate and can feel. The option is it dies eventually anyway and you bury and waste it? At least if I kill it to eat it I know it lived well and died well and wasn't wasted. I know this wasn't the topic, just when I read that, it makes me feel bad when people especially kids who need good nutrition the most, say they feel bad about eating meat=being human. Guilt trip over an unnecessary thing.. :( Good luck with your ducks! :)
     
  9. Poultrylord

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    Best wishes!!!
     
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  10. Bridger Davis

    Bridger Davis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I suppose we all have our own opinions and I don't really want to get into antics. But this whole vegetarian thing is quite recent and I wanted to tell you, a person my age and my weight needs 53 grams of protein each day. I sincerely thank you for your concern but I am actually pescatarian, which means I eat fish. I've made meal plans and calculated the nutrients i need. With a bowl of oatmeal with chia seeds for breakfast, minestrone soup for lunch, and half a salmon fillet with brown rice at dinner, I will be getting much more than enough protein. Thanks again for your thoughts though @HeidiEmbrey !:D
     

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