I have to get rid of my ducks :'(

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Bleenie, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    so i have decided to rehome the ducks due to predator issues and not having a good set up for them at the moment. just listed them on Cl and hopefully will have good homes for them soon.

    i lost my crested magpie drake & a crested pekin hen sometime this morning and i just can't see leaving them out to get gobbled up by whatever got the others.

    this sucks [​IMG]
     
  2. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2008
    Land of OZ
    [​IMG], Sorry for what you are going through. Isn't there anyway you can pred-proof it?? I hope you don't lose anymore.
     
  3. pringle

    pringle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    Pepperell,MA
    [​IMG] thats nice your giving them homes,alot of people just let them die.
     
  4. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    Bleenie, what do you have, anything broody?

    And I am so sorry [​IMG]
     
  5. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    Awwwww Bleenie, NO!!!!!
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    I always loved your flock [​IMG]
    I cant believe this!!!! Oh Bleenie... [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. keeperofthehearth

    keeperofthehearth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh no! You have such beautiful Scovies. I am sooo sorry to hear you have to give them all up, even Sidney. [​IMG]
    Would it be possible to find them temp. foster homes for a few of them until you could set something up for them?
     
  7. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    sorry everyone, should have been more specific, i was just really bummed when i posted...

    I have a small pen set up to put the Scovy's in, so i kept all of them. and the few babies stay in with the chickens. i haven't lost any of them at all, not even a hurt one. I'd just die if i had to get rid of those guys, Especially Sidney!

    the ones i rehomed were all my 'offbreeds', non-muscovy's. i had 1 hurt & 2 missing in the same day and i couldn't see just letting them stay out there to be picked off, that's just cruel. I am sure it was an eagle or owl. we havent had hawk problems since last year. there were no feathers anywhere.

    Our property is huge and all the pens are mostly still in the process of being built. I usually know where everyones at and normally the come back up at night.. but the last few nights they have been out because i am planning on worming the chickens and didnt want the ducks to get into the water.

    THANKFULLY though, I found a wonderful couple that took all 9 ducks that were left and is giving them an awesome home with the few they already had. he husband is working in portland and saw them last night & immediately called her to come pick them up.

    The husband is from the UK and was raised with ducks so he has also decided to get a few Muscovy when the eggs in the bator hatch at the end of the month. I'm glad i know they'll also be going to an awesome home.

    ETA:
    thanks everyone...

    Goat_Walker, if you still wanted to get some mutt eggs next year, i will be more than happy to let her know or i can pick up & ship them. shes fairly new to ducks and with the husband being out of town she has lots of questions, so i am sure we'll be in touch. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2009
  8. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

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    Last edited: Sep 23, 2009
  9. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    YES! I mean Ill have eggs comming out of my ears from my own flock... But if business goes well I should be able to spare some for shipping costs once the eggs from my flock hatch [​IMG] Im not a pekin fan But I love Buffs and the swedes! Pekin crosses are ok lol, I love mutts [​IMG]
     
  10. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    Bleenie... May I ask what you avatar stands for??????
     

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