1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Therapy Duck

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Becky89*, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. Becky89*

    Becky89* Chillin' With My Peeps

    589
    0
    149
    Apr 11, 2008
    pennsylvania
    I've been thinking about turning my male Peking into a Therapy duck. He's great with the school kids that visit and he loves attention. I take him to the Farmer's Market sometimes and set up a petting zoo area where they can hold him and pet him. Dominic loves his picture taken and he will sit on a strangers lap for hours and hours if I let him.

    I've seen different articles where other people have tried it and it seems to be working for them I just don't know what I have to do for it to work for Dominic and I.

    Help me I want to make this idea real [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. streemers

    streemers Chillin' With My Peeps

    763
    0
    139
    Oct 13, 2008
    port orchard,WA
    sounds like you already doing it lol
    wish my ducks would let me hold them all the time
     
  3. granmahen

    granmahen Chillin' With My Peeps

    380
    3
    131
    Jun 11, 2008
    Bakersfield, CA
    Am debating on getting a duck, can choose male or female. Sounds like males are more fun and pet like. Is he loud or messy. We're backyard chicken owners in town. What do you think of just one male duck...do you think I'm asking for trouble from neighbors?
     
  4. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    11,200
    39
    311
    Oct 2, 2008
    Colorado
    If you diapered him, I bet he would be a hit at a retirement home.
     
  5. Quote:One duck only is not good for the duck. Getting two males is fine, as long as you don't have a female too. I think it is true the males are more friendly in general. They are also much quieter so a good choice for sensitive neighbors. But any duck will be a little messy.
     
  6. Becky89*

    Becky89* Chillin' With My Peeps

    589
    0
    149
    Apr 11, 2008
    pennsylvania
    I diaper Dominic if the school teachers call and ask me to bring him into the school for random reasons. He's kinda my mom's farm Mascot cause everyone knows him [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. headred

    headred Chillin' With My Peeps

    500
    0
    139
    Feb 28, 2009
    Lawrence
    That is so great that he can be held and is so friendly. I think its a super idea to make him a therapy duck! Sounds like he's already doing the job. I held my pekin once when I had to get some other ducks out of my pen. Had to grab her to do it, but she was SOOO soft. I think folks would love to hold a duck. Good luck!
     
  8. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Quote:thats a great idea. You should do it. Like she said, the diaper thing would be great too.
     
  9. duckncover

    duckncover Duck Obsessed

    1,007
    16
    181
    Jan 17, 2009
    North Eastern PA
    I'd put up an ad in the paper. Therapy Duck for Hire. If it'd free say it's free.

    It sounds like he's be a great therapy dog um I mean duck lol.
     
  10. DrakeMaiden

    DrakeMaiden Overrun with Drakes

    Jun 8, 2007
    Kitsap County, WA
    I was thinking this after I saw a tv news program about therapy dogs and there was a call for people to volunteer their dogs for therapy. I thought, "why not ducks?" I say, start a trend!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by