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Mom's Putting a rein on my Addiction

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Goat_Walker, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    Well mom said today that I need to pick a number and thats all the permenant ducks Im allowed to have.

    We didnt do very well at Santuck, sold both my gorgeous muscovy boys but didnt sell one stinky duckling. Everyone wanted pond ducks or had no idea how to care for them and these guys are a few weeks short of being able to be put on the pond.


    So.... What should my number be?

    Ducks I will prolly NEVER EVER part with -

    Monty - Bibbed mallard drake
    Sharpie - Magpie Hen
    Catfish - Cayuga cross hen
    Goonie - Muscovy drake
    Dark Knight - Muscovy hen


    Then I have :
    Raven - Cayuga hen
    Bandit - Magpie cross
    Mousse - Buff cross
    Bertha - Buff cross
    Smudge - Buff cross


    That if something drastic happened i could sell.


    Now , Im getting two Chocloate pied muscovy hens on the 18th.
    And I have the 16 Magpie x runner ducklings that Im thinking of keeping 6 ( two of each new coloring ) . And im trying to sell the other ten.


    BUT -
    There are so many other breeds I want to try and Im thinking I prolly need to get a Drake of the same breed as My magpie or cayuga so I can have some pure babies as well as My designers. PLUS in March I think I want to get two trios of chickens to try them out. Or maybe just one trio.


    Hopefully by Spring I will have four seperate pens -Two are about 12 x 15 I think... Im not good with Measurements and the other two are going to be a little bit bigger than that. I DO free range everyother day for about an hour or two.



    So with that info .. WHat should my permenant number of birds be???
     
  2. Shadowhills Farm

    Shadowhills Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Infinity!!! [​IMG]
    You can NEVER have too many ducks!

    Well if you ever need to rehome your ducks, we may be able to take 1 or 2
     
  3. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thomson, GA
    [​IMG] A couple hundred... at least!
    No no, must try and be helpful....maybe 20?
     
  4. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    Thats waht I was thinking - 15 - 20



    Oh its going to be a mess putting my month olds into the big kid pen today [​IMG]
     
  5. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    My permanent limit was 4... i now have 8... and can't have any more... must sell/give away some in order to get more... good luck!
     
  6. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    Lol Well Until March I'll have 31 ducks. then in March Im hoping to sell a 10 of the mag crosses and who knows, I might sell some of the others too.
     
  7. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    Lol Well Until March I'll have 31 ducks. then in March Im hoping to sell a 10 of the mag crosses and who knows, I might sell some of the others too.
     
  8. TrystInn

    TrystInn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 16, 2009
    Southern Arizona
    I truly cannot talk - I have 19 ducks, though working on selling off a few.
     
  9. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thomson, GA
    I have been trying to sell a few too but no takers so far. Got rid of my spare roosters easily but no one wants ducks. [​IMG]
     
  10. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    i just got offered a mallard pair, and a snowy call and another call (grey i think she said)... what to do? FREE!
     

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