How to tell a 4yo that you ate their drake...

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by TroyerGal, Aug 31, 2016.

  1. TroyerGal

    TroyerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sooooooooooo... I have this Peking drake named Donald. I recently acquired him from a 4yo neighbor who's parents didn't want him anymore. (Drake not kid). He has been really hurting my khaki Campbell ducks to the point of almost BLINDNESS! He chases them around and mates constantly! We are planning on culling him on Saturday :( this little kids comes over to chase "her" ducks. My question is, how does one tell a 4yo VEGETARIAN that her duck is no longer existent?
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I don't know, but that is tough... I remember finding out Uncle Cecil ate Henny Penny, and she never hurt anyone....
     
  3. I Love Layers

    I Love Layers Overrun With Chickens

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    The kid will have to deal with heart break eventually. Maybe for now though you could say that he was saving the ducks when a hawk swooped and killed him. Makes him sound heroic, but makes it sound like it could actually happen.
    I don't like lying but I mean the kid is 4 and a vegetarian doesn't really help...
     
  4. Cherib603

    Cherib603 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He "flew away" to a nice big pond.

    No death, no eating. Clue the parents in first.
     
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  5. I Love Layers

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    But the kids going to ask questions about that. They're going to want to go see the duck at the pond then
     
  6. Cherib603

    Cherib603 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's very far away.

    The end.

    Let the kid be a little disappointed that the pond is too far away to visit, rather than upset that her duck is dead.
     
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  7. TroyerGal

    TroyerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks guys! I didn't really want to tell the mom, she's vegan, For religious reasons... I'll just say he was killed... How's that? ;)
     
  8. TroyerGal

    TroyerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Or wait, he MIGRATED!!! That's what happened, it is almost winter ;) :p
     
  9. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had a couple of pigs when I was around 4. Then one day our pigs were gone and a week or two later, our freezer was full of ham. I figured out where ham came from (and the rest of the meat I ate as a kid) and didn't eat ham for a very long time.

    The kid is 4, they will learn eventually.
    I'd talk with the parents first and let them know your plans... or do the deed and then tell the parents and ask what they'd like you to tell their kid when she comes over looking for the duck.
     
  10. TroyerGal

    TroyerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

    I just don't want to deceive the kid... I feel bad about lying to little children, I feel like thy deserve to be told the truth just like older people. :) I'll just pray she does not notice ;)
     

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