Relocating a Duck

Corey NC

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Mar 28, 2007
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Hi! I haven't been on here in a LONG time (5/09), I used to raise chickens (and the occasional duck) but due to a predator problem I found them new homes.

Anyways, I have a duck problem. I work at a farm and on the farm we have a pond which attracts mostly Canadian geese, however about a year a Muscovy showed up and has never left. I am fairly certain he was a dump job because he loves hanging around people and we don't have any other water fowl besides the geese (and a pair of swans). The problem is that he has now become a nuisance, he is just walking himself into the barn, scaring the horses, making a mess on the aile, and eating all the cat food. We have tried chasing him away from the barn, just living with him, but it is just getting worse. He is braver than ever until he gets spooked then he flies out of the barn, yesterday he flew into me while I had two horses in my hand who naturally (having a giant feathered thing flying at their faces) freaked out, both horses were upset and shaking after the incident, and my arms were nearly pulled out of my socket.

So, I have decided that it will be best to relocate him. I would love advise on how to make it an easy transition for "Ferdie". I have two options 1. A friends property that has a pond that doesn't have any ducks on it but my friend is wants to take him on as a pet and thus would feed and etc, however he would be on his own and I wonder why there are no water fowl living on that pond (predators?). 2. A pond that has a bunch ducks and geese (of all sorts including Muscovies) and gets fed (I'm uncertain how often), but it is by the highway and Ferdie is not very bright, I also worry how he'd do with the other ducks as he isn't social at all right now.

I'd love some advice, I don't want him to suffer in any way but I also want him GONE.

Thanks!

Moments before he attacks my dog

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=4816221&l=e016decd22&id=510596242


Up Close and Personal

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=4639129&l=681d065a27&id=510596242
 
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duckyfromoz

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Jan 11, 2010
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Is option no. 2 a public pond?? It is illegal to take a duck and just leave it at a pond like that- so option number 1 is your real only choice and would definitely be better for Ferdie. He does look gorgeous though - sorry he became such a nuisance - maybe some female companions would help to remind him he is a duck not a person when he gets to his new home.
 

PlumTuckered

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12 Years
Jun 27, 2007
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He's beautiful!! I wish I lived closer, I'd give him a home. I would go with option 1, too bad you don't know anyone with pet ducks that could take him.

Michelle
 

desertdarlene

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Aug 4, 2010
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Wow, he really is bold. That's too bad. I would go with option 1, also, especially if option 2 is a public pond plus the highway issue. Maybe your friend can be encouraged to get a friend for him and keep him penned up.

Option 3 would be a rescue agency or humane society (humane society may euthanize him, though).

Option 4 can be you taking and penning him up, but if you don't want to be a duck owner, I can see why you wouldn't consider it.
 

DuckyMom

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Sep 7, 2010
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Option one. Its not a good idea to just move him to a pond with other waterfowl. especially if he is used to living alone. (There could be reasons for that)
If you are going to relocate a bird you always should be sure that he has a reliable feed sorce, shelter, and protection from predators.
If your freid is willing to provide these then he is one lucky duck!

Emily
 

thekid

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Jan 12, 2011
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try posting him for free in the Buy Sell Auction section just put him up for local pickup and i hope that somebody would pick him up he is a duck that looks like a duck that everybody would snatch up in a minute good luck
 

Miss Lydia

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I am not sure where Corey N.C. is but Carolina Water fowl might be able to take him.. to me that would be ideal.. I have Muscovies and they can get pretty bold..
 
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heatherindeskies

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May 23, 2010
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Drive him to Miss Lydia's place. I'm sure she wouldn't notice one more.....
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(Just kidding!)
 

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