Releasing Wood Ducks back into the wild

Discussion in 'Ornamental Fowl (Swans, etc.)' started by JimWood1937, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. JimWood1937

    JimWood1937 New Egg

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    Any information about releasing Wood ducks back into the wild would be helpful, especially at what age, what time year, etc.

    I have 6 juvenile Wood ducks approximately 3+ months old, and 9 ducklings who are 6 weeks old. I haven't been successful in finding homes for these guys, and thought releasing them would be a good alternative.

    Thanks. Jim in Tryon NC 28782
     
  2. jetdog

    jetdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When they can fly on their own, they roost in trees.
     
  3. Speceider

    Speceider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's actually illegal in most states. I would check the NC regs...

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  4. ksp1

    ksp1 Out Of The Brooder

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    If you are interested in selling any wood ducks I would be happy to take a few off your hands! Thanks Keith
     
  5. jlord

    jlord Out Of The Brooder

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    yes be sure and check your states regulations, usually selling, or releasing is illegal without the proper permits. Just having them can be illegal as well is you didn't get the proper paperwork from the person that sold/gave them to you, or if they were taken from the wild.

    Jamie
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