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Muscovy's Legal Again WOOOHOOOOOO

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by BlueBirdChick, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. BlueBirdChick

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  2. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually, there is a thread in the Legal forum about this and what is in that article is nothing new. Basically, the current consensus is that muscovy ducks can't be kept as pets at all. However, they can be kept as egg layers or meat ducks as long as they are marked and banded. However, I don't know how strictly they're going to enforce the "pet" law. I could easily have a few hens and say that they're for eggs and how could they prove otherwise?
     
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  4. KansasKid

    KansasKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What does IE stand for?
     
  5. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    IE or i.e. means "for example".
     
  6. So does this mean it's okay to have like 3-4 ducks? And is it allowable to say their kept for fly and tick control? And maybe eggs and meat?

    Matthew
     
  7. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sounds like it to me Matt....
     
  8. KansasKid

    KansasKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] Blond moment (no offense to anyone)
    It was capitalized so it confused me [​IMG]
     
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  9. Quote:They are allowed for meat and eggs, or for show. Bug control won't be an acceptible reason. So just eat some eggs, or put them in a show, and make sure you ID them according to the regulation.
     

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