Traveling with ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by classroomducks, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. classroomducks

    classroomducks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2009
    Fort Worth, Tx
    Has anyone ever traveled in a car with ducks? If so, how?
  2. monathequeen

    monathequeen Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 13, 2009
    Burlington KS
    Only to the Vet's office for a sick duck. 80 miles
    I put her in a dog carrier and placed a towell beneath her. She pooped all over the carrier because Ducks release when excited or frightened.
    It was a tramatic experience for her (and me) and I wouldn't recommend it if you're taking a duck or two for a joy ride.
    I did however take along food and water and stopped every so often to let her roam around in the grass and get some fresh air. She was fine until I packed her up and started to drive then it was poop city and the car stunk to high heaven all the way home.
    Seriously, don't travel with ducks unless it's absolutely necessary.
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2009
  3. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    I traveled 7 hours with 5 adult ducks. Three were in a big dog carrier and 2 were in a cat carrier. One time I traveled the same distance with two ducks in a box that had holes cut in it. I didn't feed or water them during the trip.
  4. froggie71

    froggie71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    We've travelled with ducks to shows and had them in pet carriers. They actually did very well. Could be because there were more than 2 or more in the carrier together. We even had chickens with ducks in an extra large carrier and all were fine.
  5. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    I adopted a rescued crippled pekin and drove with her from the Sacramento, CA area to the Portland OR area.

    Miss Matilda rode nicely in her carrier and quacked at the passing cars.
    We even went through a Taco Bell drive thru. The lady asked "Can I help you?" and Miss Matilda quacked about 4 times. The lady said "What????" I answered, "An order of lettuce please. And I will have a burrito" [​IMG]

  6. GAChknGirl

    GAChknGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2009
    Denver, Illinois
  7. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    Quote:Hahaha [​IMG]
  8. tia

    tia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Valdez, Alaska
    I traveled about 80 miles with two ducks in a plastic container. They did fine.
  9. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    Rubbermaid tote with a piece of poultry netting bungied over the top is what I use as a pet carrier. It was a 4 hour round trip to get my welsh harlequin drake.
  10. monathequeen

    monathequeen Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 13, 2009
    Burlington KS
    LMAO !!!!!!!!!!!
    Quote:Hahaha [​IMG]

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