My ducks may not be my ducks

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by mjdtexan, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. mjdtexan

    mjdtexan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 30, 2008
    Houston(ish)
    I was conversing with my neighbor to the south (limited English) and we were talking about "my" ducks. My pond borders his property line. My pond is his property line back in the back. Anyways, he says the ducks sleep at his place and he feeds them. I thought, huh, whos ducks are these? They may be just coming over to visit the pond then. I noticed one little duck. Before there were a bunch of little ducks. I asked about that and he says predators get them. I thought, huh.

    So

    Would I be wrong ifin I build a couple of floating ducks houses so that the baby ducks have a fighting chance with the predators? I know its the natural order of things and I am ok with that. I just kinda want floating duck houses and all of that but I dont want to be stealing my neighbors ducks. I am fairly certain that a long time ago my family put the ducks there but I cant be sure and anyway those particular ducks would be dead a long time ago. These are the black and white ducks. Muscavoy Ducks ifin I am not mistaken

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  2. TheDuckCrew

    TheDuckCrew Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2009
    Connecticut
    they aren't wild ducks so it would help them if you built them a shelter.
     
  3. Blackbird

    Blackbird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2009
    MN
    Muscovies are wild in Texas I've been told... I see nothing wrong with putting some houses out, unless there are laws..?
     
  4. AhBee01

    AhBee01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2007
    yo. ohio
    Sure put some floating duck houses out! It would be cool! You can't help it is other ducks go on your pond and use them!
    That is a muscovy duck.
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    What would it hurt?

    You could buy some little ones to add to the flock and perhaps feed them... on your side of the pond.
     

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