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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by davekrista, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. davekrista

    davekrista Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2010
    Uxbridge, MA
    I have seen some posts about rescuing ducks. How do you get into doing something like that? I would love to get into it but have no idea how to begin.
  2. Hattiegun

    Hattiegun Chillin' With My Peeps

    me too [​IMG] at some point when Im not quite so busy / retire
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    Working with an organized group is a great way to learn, as well as books. Also, Google "duck rescue" and find a group in the areas you have access to. Usually, you are a volunteer and bear all the expenses, unless you eventually become such a valuable member that the group can subsidize some of the costs.

    It's a great cause, I hope it works out for you. Be prepared for both heartbreak and joy.

    Edit because I raise birds better than I type. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2010
  4. Miss Ducky

    Miss Ducky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2010
  5. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 19, 2010
    Sandy Eggo, CA
    I was just talking with someone who did animal rescue. She said she gets her ducks from the animal control and the dept of fish and game, apparently a lot of people dump (illegally) pet livestock into our lakes and the DOFAG has to go try and get them all out. It's horrible for the poor ducks, but at least you get to save some lives!
  6. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2010
    San Diego
    This is good info. I would love to start a duck rescue organization in my area, but I have no land to keep ducks and I'm not much for organizing fund raisers or running an organization. I mainly want to do the rescue and care part (I may be limited by allergies, though). Maybe, one day, I will find a good partner to help me.

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