So Sad

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by drdoolittle, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. drdoolittle

    drdoolittle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2010
    NE Indiana
    Well, I finally sold 4 of my 14 ducks this past weekend. I thought I would be, well, not exactly happy about it, but at least pleased. I'm NOT. I sold them to a guy I work with, and he has lots of animals that he raises for meat, and/or eggs. I know the ducks won't be neglected or abused, but he thinks of his animals (except for his English mastiffs) in a utilitarian sense, not as pets. My ducks have been raised as pets, and had a very large pen to raom about daily with the chickens and goats, with their own wading pool. I'm sure my co-worker is not going to set up a pool for the ones he bought from me.[​IMG] He wanted them only for eggs, and said he wasn't planning on butchering the drakes either, so at least I don't have to worry about that. I tried not to get too attached to the ducklings I knew I was going to have to sell, but now I'm finding myself missing them. I realise that some will think me an emotional female, but if that's my only crime, I'm doing well. I actually thought of asking the guy if I could buy them back, which would be ridiculous, as I don't have space for 14 ducks----their nighttime enclosure is only big enough for eating and drinking, and they have a huge house to sleep in. Anyway, thanks for letting me get this off my chest. The ducks I sold were a pair of khaki campbells, and a pair of black runners.[​IMG]
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    you have to do what you have to do.

    Time will heal the pain of separation.
     
  3. Birdcrazy

    Birdcrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes its horrible [​IMG]
    But atleast they have a pen and space, a nice life? It might not matter that he's not there with them, but aslong as they're happy
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    and you raised them to be pets and people-friendly ducks, you have every right to feel sad and get this off your chest!
     
  4. drdoolittle

    drdoolittle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2010
    NE Indiana
    It's not that I spent a lot of time with them, other than being in the big pen and watching them just be ducks. I just feel bad that they won't have a place to swim and play in the water like they did here. Not sure of what their permanent pen will be like, he had them in a temporary pen with a wire bottom when I first took them over. Anyway, he does care about animals, and they won't be harmed---that's the main thing. And my ducks I still have will have more room at night, and that was the goal.[​IMG] Thanks, everyone for your responses.
     
  5. callducklover20

    callducklover20 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its just like all the other animals I have fostered, I feel a hole in my heart when they go but at least they have a life-they should be fine since they have each other
     

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