Too many drakes, what will I do??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by bantymum, Feb 2, 2008.

  1. bantymum

    bantymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Help, I have 4 drakelings left from last hatch.
    They are just about fully grown now.
    I have advertised them for sale, even 1/2 price but no one has rung me about them.
    Ed wants roast duck now.
    They are nearly flying.
    Im having improper thoughts about taking them to my old horse paddock dam and seeing how they go.
    And Im trying to think of a kind person whom I know who has a dam on their property nearby so i can drop in and visit them and see how they are going.
    And Im thinking we may have to cull.
    The mumma has gone off the lay and she is loud.
    Im trying to sell her and her drake as a breeding pair as well.
    I am lost and dont know what to do.
    As much as I love them, they are not tame, i cant pat them, they make a huge mess and use a lot of water.
    Does anyone want some????!!!!
    Any advice???
     
  2. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    You can smack me but I like Ed's idea. Roast duck sounds
    so good. MMMMMM.

    Oh wait, you're a vegetarian aren't you?

    Another option is to dig another pond. You buy the airline tickets for
    me and I'll dig it for you. [​IMG]
     
  3. HobbyChickener

    HobbyChickener Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like Ed's idea too! Try soaking them in a good dark beer and italian dressing over night and them cook'em slow on the grill or smoke'em!
     
  4. bantymum

    bantymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dont worry, its like having 2 many roos I guess, however they are such beautiful creatures and I hate to cull something so beautiful, but what do i do.
    Its turned me off breeding ducks, thats it, no more.[​IMG]
     
  5. bantymum

    bantymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Have a shave first, youd put my layers out of action.
    Bring muddy with you and the wild one too!!!
     
  6. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    you should really try advertising them. Put a sign somewhere. What kinds are they?
     
  7. bantymum

    bantymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    They are mallards, white males, I have advertised them everywhere that i possibly can
    Thanks I will get there. bye
     
  8. KingsCalls

    KingsCalls Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2007
    New Market,Tn.
    Dang.........I'd like to have them. Maybe if you turned them loose they would fly my way! Would be cheaper than shipping! LOL This is one of those times when, "I wish I were there"
     
  9. Fancy Feather Poultry

    Fancy Feather Poultry Cooped Up

    May 30, 2007
    Advertise "Drakes looking for good home"
    and sell them for free better, that then roast


    Well atleast thats what I think.
     
  10. tx_dane_mom

    tx_dane_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2007
    SE Texas
    I'm in the same boat with you right now w/4 pekin drakes [​IMG] And trust me...pekin drakes eat ALOT more than malards, for sure [​IMG] Anyhow, I am about to try & give them to good homes w/chicken ppl, and if that doesn't work, I am going to donate them to a local 'nature park' where I was told by the park ranger that they love to get ducks.
    kristi
     

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