New to BYC in Northern California and need a female duck for my brokenhearted drake -- help!

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by Cynthia Stella, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. Cynthia Stella

    Cynthia Stella New Egg

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    Hi Everyone,
    Well, sometimes it takes a crisis to get you to do something you've been planning to do forever. We found our little dream farm a few years ago and started raising chickens -- we now have 5 lovelies. A few years ago, we rescued 2 ducks (male and female) from a salvage yard (we like to joke, we went for doors and came home with ducks...) and they've been very happy together ... until yesterday, when Mimi succumbed to a long illness. That leaves Blanco, bereaved duck husband, alone, and he isn't doing well.
    Does anyone know where I can find a young female duck (breed open) in the SF Bay Area? I've checked just about everywhere, from feed stores to animal rescue organizations, and of course, Craigslist. Alas, no one has a young adult female available.
    I know it won't bring Mimi back, but I'm concerned about Blanco. He's not eating and just stands there calling for her.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
    Thanks and great to finally be a part of BYC!
    Cynthia
     

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