they want me to cut my ducks toes off!!!!! UPDATE!!!!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by AHappychick, May 15, 2009.

  1. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

    Dec 16, 2008
    Ok so I got my Game birds breeders licence and part of having it in NY state is that I must for identification purposes cut the back toe off of the right foot of everyone of my ducks. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I called to see if there was a way out of this and the guy said it was the law and that I must obey it, but then he called back and said that he was going to look into it further. I am hoping they will let me tag them in some other way.

    I dont wannna do it [​IMG]

    My runners barely trust me as is and now I have to mutilate each one! I dont know if I can, I am praying there is some other solution. [​IMG]

    UPDATE: All has been resolved see post #28
    Last edited: May 15, 2009
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    How stupid! I hope he's wrong. What an asinine way to ID them!
  3. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG]

    That sounds like an act of animal cruelty! I cannot believe they would make you do that!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG]
  4. allaboutdemchicks

    allaboutdemchicks Chapel Farms

    Sep 13, 2008
    Jemison, AL
    Lordy, I think I've heard it all now.

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 14, 2008
    I think this only applies to varieties of ducks controlled by the permit. It would not include Runners.
  6. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    sounds messed up. I guess leg bands are to retro?
    Last edited: May 15, 2009
  7. kinnip

    kinnip Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    You'd think they could just use a punch in the webbing. I'd shove that license right back up their P.O. Box.
  8. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Maybe you could toe punch them instead.
  9. TheDuckCrew

    TheDuckCrew Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2009
    oh my god! i'd fight that the best i could. i would never allow anyone to cut my ducks toes off, unless it was needed, such as an infection or injury. hopefully there will be another way, if not, i say fight it.
  10. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    Quote:Seein that in print always gives me a good laugh... [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Did I hear someone say Duck Toe Soup [​IMG]

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