Looking forward to next Easter

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Tapioca, Aug 20, 2014.

  1. Tapioca

    Tapioca Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it sad that I'm looking forward to next Easter so I can expand my flock with Easter ducklings from the local park?
     
  2. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You get your ducklings from your local park? I thought there were laws against that. I could be missing something though since I'm new to ducks.
     
  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Reading what was posted - it would seem that OP is referencing the dumping of all those "Easter ducklings" that people get and use for props, etc but don't care to actually be responsible for.

    OP - you may also want to head people off at the pass by putting out the world on CL, FB, etc ahead of Easter that you are willing to take in the unfortunate little souls so they can skip the middle man step of dumping them to begin with.
     
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  4. SouthernPride

    SouthernPride Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ditto that. Those poor little ducklings don't have much of a chance if there isn't someone to take care of them. Advertise that you will take them and that dumping them at a public park is inhumane and possibly illegal.
     
  5. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with what was said in the previous posts. Try to advertise that you are willing to take in unwanted ducks. I don't know if there's a bulletin board around your park, but maybe you can put a flyer up. Talk to park, staff, too, and give them your number so they can call you as soon as a new domestic duck or duckling is dumped.

    Of course, wild ducklings are protected by law, so steer clear of those
     
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  6. Tapioca

    Tapioca Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm looking for domestic ducklings. I would never take mallards. I found 3 campbell ducklings this past easter (also happened to be the last duckling shipment at TSC), that I took from the pond. I've advertised in the past, but people think they're doing the ducklings a favor by "setting them free." The amount of hawks and injured domestic ducks I've seen at this specific pond is sickening.
     
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