Noise Issue

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by crckt, Jul 14, 2017.

  1. crckt

    crckt Hatching

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    Hello--
    I have a small issue that is becoming larger.
    I have 4 chickens and 2 crested peking ducks and everything was seemingly okay. About 2 months ago someone left me 2 juvenile Peking ducks on the property (I am assuming left over from an Easter gift). I took them in, all seemed well, but now I am having one of my neighbors call the Dept of Health because they are noisy. And come to find out- illegal. The point of this was that the other Crested Peking and are quiet and have been here over a year with no recourse.
    I must rehome the ducks and it is making me so sad. I don't even know which neighbor is complaining. It seems the more I try to keep them quiet, they get even louder. They free range over 3/4 of an acre plus I feed them.
    Where can I rehome these beautiful creatures?? Or how can I quiet them in the meanwhile??
    I am in Staten Island, NY
     
  2. rIrs roost

    rIrs roost Sir Crows A lot

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    Welcome to BYC. Years ago I took 2 of mine to a pond that a lot of other ducks were. Good luck
     
  3. Bluechick2u

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    Try putting an ad up at the local feed store? That's how I got my 7 tolouse geese for free, and I'm very grateful!
     
  4. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Contact a local Domestic livestock rescue in your area...SPCA....
     
  5. jofanx

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    Try the Long Island Chicken Keepers group, or the Long Island Homesteader's Group (both of which I am apart of.) People will probably take them. Sorry, mallard type ducks are noisy even though they're adorable.
     
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  6. crckt

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    Hi--do you have contact info for these groups?? I googled and found nothing...
    Much appreciated!!
     
  7. tk10

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    Do not take domestic ducks to a pond in the wild. They can't fly from predators. I had a similar situation with my geese. I should have done due diligence but thought they would be fine since chickens are. They're not.

    So I listed them on Craigslist in the farm and garden section until I could rehome them. It was heartbreaking for me so you have my sympathies. I know laws must be followed, but it just seems like there are so many more important things police can be focusing on.
     
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  8. rIrs roost

    rIrs roost Sir Crows A lot

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    The ducks that I had could fly just fine. Why wouldn't mallards be able to fly?
     
  9. tk10

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    The original poster has Pekins which cannot fly. Also, even though your ducks could fly, they mightn't have been accepted into a flock and would not know migratory routes. Maybe they did and were just fine, I don't know, just that it's a big risk.
     
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  10. rIrs roost

    rIrs roost Sir Crows A lot

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    My apologies @tk10 . I've read so many unanswered post that I'm getting them mixed up lol.
     
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