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Question about relocating ducks...

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mynameiserin, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. mynameiserin

    mynameiserin Out Of The Brooder

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    I was wondering where I could find like laws and regulations on ducks. Such as in residential neighborhoods compared to out in the boondocks.
    Uhm I live in NY state if that makes a difference which I'm sure it does.
    If you know a website or something where I could find some information it would be amazing.
    Thank you guys.
     
  2. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Depends on what you are looking for as far as info. Your topic says relocating, most states frown on relocating wildlife, and relocating (aka dumping) domestic ducks is cruel to them as they don't have survival instincts.
     
  3. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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  4. mynameiserin

    mynameiserin Out Of The Brooder

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    I didn't mean dumping them. Poor word choice I guess. I suppose just moving could have worked.
     
  5. Dusky Beauty

    Dusky Beauty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So you want to know how many ducks you could keep if you moved from the country to inside city limits or a suburb?
     
  6. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    I would check county ordinances and then city restrictions. Code enforcement, sometime animal control and even fish and game. Some counties allow fowl but from one city/town to the next they could be restricted or banned.
     
  7. Dusky Beauty

    Dusky Beauty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah "waterfowl" are often under a different classification than chickens or other fowl. Some people get it to their advantage and can keep 5 ducks vs. 3 chickens they would be allowed at the same home. Your best bet is to pick up the phone and call local autorities where you will be living.
     
  8. mynameiserin

    mynameiserin Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you guys I will have to look into calling some people.
     
  9. Dusky Beauty

    Dusky Beauty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Get anything in writing if you can and print out documents published online. Crotchety neighbors and the poor overworked policemen they call may need to have the laws shown to them.
     
  10. LNGSMITH

    LNGSMITH Just Hatched

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    I am actually wondering the same thing for my ducks and chickens. However my question is more along the lines of what would be the safest way to transport my little ones to our new home. Husband and I will be moving and we are taking our little ones along, but we are more wondering what is going to be a good way to transport them to the new location..... If anyone can give me some advice that would be awesome!!
     

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