Rehoming feral Muscovies in Tennessee

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by homeshow, Feb 16, 2015.

  1. homeshow

    homeshow Out Of The Brooder

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    Tn law doesn't protect feral muscovies. There isn't even an animal control dept. in our county. People drop off unwanted pets at local boat docks and expect muscovies to live happily ever after in an environment God didn't make them for. I consider capture and rehoming as a viable option.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. mirandaleecon

    mirandaleecon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm confused, are they feral or were they someone's pets? Unless you see someone dropping them off, or they are clearly in trouble, I would say let them be...
     
  3. homeshow

    homeshow Out Of The Brooder

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    Feral is the word for a pet released into the wild. Pets should not get dropped off at local lakes. Lavenders and barred chocolates aren't wild. They are aggressive to the native ducks and have run off or killed most of the coots and mallards.

    It's the same problem as pythons in the everglades competing with gators. Just cuter.
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    So you want to take them and rehome them? Muscovys make wonderful pets.What part of Tennessee?
     
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  5. homeshow

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    We have French whites already. Are you familiar with Rhea county? There are à bunch in soddy daisy as well.
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Nope don't know counties I'm in western NC on the Tenn line close to Johnson city closer to Erwin
     
  7. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    If you do decide to capture and rehome, I'd be interested in some Muscovies! I'm just a few counties away in Fentress. I'm not familiar with the Rhea area, other than its fairly close. How hard would they be to catch?
     
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  8. homeshow

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    Here are 3, 1 lavender/blue drake and 2 chocolate girls. Doing fine and girls look like they are getting a little bigger.[​IMG][/IMG][/IMG]
     

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