I had to put my ducks down :(

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by pookiethebear, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. pookiethebear

    pookiethebear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went out Sunday to find 2 of my ducks beating the snot out of the other duck. He took quite the beating and was not going to make it. So I figured if I had to do one I was going to do all three. So now the ducks are in the freezer and I am very sad.

    We had planned on doing it before winter but the circumstances were not as I would have liked.

    It was a sad day and I have cried a lot over these silly yucks.
     
  2. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    I am sorry that was so hard for you. Are you saying you were planning on doing it anyways? I don't think I could have done it, but it was the right thing.
     
  3. pookiethebear

    pookiethebear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes we got them to be meat birds and they turned out so commical and funny that they kinda turned into these goofy pets that would not come near you. They would never go in their box to get warm or out of the elements (heat or rain) so we knew they would freeze in the winter. We knew we would eventually dispatch them just not under these circumstances. It was so very hard.

    They are in the freezer now and I really hope I can get over this ordeal before we cook them.
     
  4. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    I'm sorry that you don't have your goofy friends to cheer you up... It seems they kind of took matters into their own hands (er...bills). Wonder what made them turn mean to the other duck...
     
  5. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    I am n0t looking forward to culling wo of my drakes of either. I still dont kow which two. [​IMG]
     
  6. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    duck is good you will get over culling them
     
  7. jhm47

    jhm47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ducks and geese are some of the toughest animals in existence when it comes to cold weather. I have raised ducks in South Dakota in the coldest winters, and they rarely go inside. They would rather sit outside even in blinding snowstorms and -30 weather than go inside.

    Sorry you had to "do" them like that. You will love the roast duck some cold winter day.
     
  8. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    I guess it would be bad to say here, but you are making me crave some orange roasted duck!
     
  9. Heather J

    Heather J Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I hadn't raised mine as pets (boy chickens are livestock for eating, ducks are pets--crazy, I know), I'd love to give duck a try, but I'd have to get someone else's to manage it. lol And I agree on the weather issue, I provided a place out of the snow and wind, and they'll probably never use it! heaven knows they didn't last year, it was just somewhere to keep the feed dry.
     

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