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The Bachelor Duck! :(

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by livysmama, Sep 27, 2014.

  1. livysmama

    livysmama New Egg

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    We have 6 laying hens and adopted a pair of ducklings last year. I went out to feed today and my drake and gal didn't come out. He was in their bed and calling out very loudly. I went over and found her laying in a natural position, but dead. I took her away to bury her, but he is still looking around for her. I feel so bad for him. I know he is friendly with the hens I have, but is having friendly companionship enough? It is also getting cooler and I don't want him not having anyone to cuddle with and freezing. I know they are very emotional birds and don't want to lose him, too. Will he be able to survive alone or should I be looking for a new domestic home for him? Help!!
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I would be looking for a way for him to be with another duck. Sad for your loss.
     
  3. veronicasmom

    veronicasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He definitely needs another duck friend. If he tries to mate with the hens, that might be dangerous for them. I think he'd be much much happier with another girl or even better, two.
    I am sorry for your loss.
     
  4. livysmama

    livysmama New Egg

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    I am trying to either find someone who could take him in with other females or to find a female that is domesticated, locally. This is much harder to do than I imagined. I am in NC and it doesn't seem like there are many people with ducks around. :(
     
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    veronicasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    @livysmama, what part of NC? I am asking around.
     
  7. livysmama

    livysmama New Egg

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    Harnett County. Between Fayetteville and Raleigh.
     
  8. Sfraker

    Sfraker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Check out the Carolina Waterfowl Rescue. It is a ways away but you may be able to find someone to help drive a duck part way to you.
    http://www.carolinawaterfowlrescue.com/

    They just recently posted that they are full and are looking for more adopters to make space to help more birds.
     
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  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Go to the thread "where am I where are you" look up NC there are quite a lot of folks from your neck of NC that have ducks.
     
  10. DUCKOBSESSED

    DUCKOBSESSED Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am sorry for your loss. I hope you find him a friend.
     

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