Male duck killed, where to buy one in Southern California

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by 2Myanimals, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. 2Myanimals

    2Myanimals Out Of The Brooder

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    To my utmost sadness, I found my beautiful male duck whom I have had since a couple of weeks old, was killed. Now I have the mom and 2 of his sisters and I need to find a male duck. Where do I go to get one and any thing I should know about?
    Thanks
     
  2. PolkaDot77

    PolkaDot77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry! It's always difficult when you loose a member of the flock. I would suggest checking your local craigslist. I have had great success looking on there for both chickens and ducks. Good luck!
     
  3. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww, that's too bad. You don't have to have a male to keep your girls happy, but I would look at a rescue or even an animal shelter. Males are easy to find, usually.
     
  4. 2Myanimals

    2Myanimals Out Of The Brooder

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    I am told that they are the happiest when there is a male as well. One of the sisters just started laying eggs last week and I wonder if she will continue laying eggs now that the 'boy' is gone. I would love to have ducklings too. I will follow your recommendations on the animal shelter idea. Any ones you know ? I am not far from San Diego and am in OC myself.
     
  5. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will ask around. I know someone in Orange county that does rescues.
     
  6. 2Myanimals

    2Myanimals Out Of The Brooder

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    That is fantastic. Thank you so much :) I also emailed the local animal shelter inquiring about one or maybe a referral to a shelter that has one.
     
  7. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My contact there said she didn't know of any male ducks at any rescues in Orange County, but she did find a young male Indian Runner duck at the Norco shelter. I'm not sure if that's the breed you are looking for. Here is the link for "Stretch".

    http://www.adoptapet.com/pet/10132225-norco-california-bird

    Also, just a thought, you might want to double-check and improve on the safety of your ducks so it doesn't happen again.
     
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  8. eggs not war

    eggs not war Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I plan a trip to LA in the next few months and I have Perkins - lots of males. Let's talk :)
     
  9. 2Myanimals

    2Myanimals Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay but hope to have one soon:) My mama duck is not eating :-(
     
  10. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What breed are you looking for? Did you check out Stretch?
     

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