Letting Ducks Go at the Lake...

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by sunnibunny99, May 7, 2009.

  1. sunnibunny99

    sunnibunny99 Songster

    Mar 19, 2009
    East Texas! :)
    Hey.... My mom wants to let our ducks go at our lake property because she says their too messy to be living with the chickens and we don't have enough room for them.... [​IMG] ie massive droppings and very messy with water as chickens prefer drier conditions.

    Do you think they could survive without us being domesticated all their lives? (2 months old)

    We would bring food out and nesting boxes.....

    What do you think? I just want them to be happy.

  2. georgialee

    georgialee Songster

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    I would think they would still need food every day... It doesn't sound like your lake property is close enough to do that. Why don't you give them to someone who can give them a good home?
  3. sunnibunny99

    sunnibunny99 Songster

    Mar 19, 2009
    East Texas! :)
    I think its a good idea but my mom doesn't....
  4. kinnip

    kinnip Songster

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    They're two months old with no mother. They've only learned to wait for food to be delivered, and they have a ready made safe place to sleep. They have no survival skills. Leaving them to the not-so-tender mercies of nature is a death sentence.
  5. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Songster

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY
    you should never release a pet into the wild.
  6. I agree, they won't last long at all. You are better off giving them to somebody that will care for them.

    Steve in NC
  7. Dar

    Dar Crowing

    Jul 31, 2008
    post an ad on craigslist, or freecycle someone will come along and give them a good home.

    never never release a pet into the wild!

    you may want to look in your area for a rescue too

  8. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Songster

    Feb 1, 2009
    College Station, Tx
    Absolutely. Post them on Craigslist as "free to good home" Then you can choose who gets them... Much less cruel than feeding them to the wolves, so to speak.
  9. lorieMN

    lorieMN Songster

    Apr 19, 2008
    Quote:and its ILLEGAL !!!.tell your mom that,she could get into BIG trouble for abandoning a domestic animal in the wild..
  10. sunnibunny99

    sunnibunny99 Songster

    Mar 19, 2009
    East Texas! :)
    Thanks! [​IMG]

    My mom will HAVE to give them to a home now!

    I didn't want to let them go them anyway!!!

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