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QUESTION ' Wood" and " Mandarin"

Discussion in 'Ornamental Fowl (Swans, etc.)' started by bubbastump22, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. bubbastump22

    bubbastump22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is it legal to have them in the state of florida..and if soo what do i need to have to have these birds..they are very pretty and i would love to have me a few prs of each...can someone plz explain what i need to have so i can get these beautys..
     
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    They are pretty. We had some in captivity for a while up here in Michigan. They are protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and you need a permit to keep them in captivity up here in Michigan, but each state is a little different. To sell or breed them I think you need a federal permit from the federal department of fish and wild life. Maybe this website will have some info: http://myfwc.com/
     
  3. 3BirdGirlz

    3BirdGirlz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You don't need a permit to have mandarins. They are not a native species.:)
     
  4. purelypoultry

    purelypoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. bubbastump22

    bubbastump22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i mean i got game hens and i dont need a permit for those..i had a guy from game and wildlife come out and as long as i kept them in the pen i was fine..i wonder now bout the ducks..if i do the same thing if i need to have a permit for them..
     
  6. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    The Wood Ducks are considered migratory birds, unlike game hens, so it sounds like different rules apply. By the way, when we kept wood ducks they loved having lots of fresh running water in their pens.
     
  7. bubbastump22

    bubbastump22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well i will be building a 40x40 pond in the next month or soo that will have constant running water. so my geese and ducks will love that over there kiddie pool for now..
     
  8. destinduck

    destinduck obsessed with "ducks"

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    I live in NE florida. Heres the skinny bubba.I keep both species. With the Manderins you dont need any permit to buy or sale. When you BUY the woodducks the seller should give you a 3-186 form to go with them. Its just a piece of paper to prove you didnt take any wild ones. They are pretty and fun. To buy them try the GBWF forum is your best bet PS best kept in covered pen with full flight to enjoy their antics
     
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  9. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    I knew someone would come along who knows what they are talking about.
     
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  10. bubbastump22

    bubbastump22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh sweet...well do u knw anyone i can buy some from.. i dont want to pay 90+ if i can help it..lol
     

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