Waterfowl Rescue question

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by LAMchop, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. LAMchop

    LAMchop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know there are lots of awesome people here that have rescued waterfowl! I would love your insight.
    I signed up to be on the e-mail list for the Carolina Waterfowl Rescue in hopes of sharing the love with some ducks (or geese [​IMG]) in need. Just got their latest e-mail, but I have a question. Part of it reads:

    "These birds must be treated like pets, no eating, breeding, selling etc.,"

    Italicizing done by me.
    I totally understand that they should not be used as baby-making machines, but what if you want to hatch a few eggs from a healthy duck or goose? Is the proliferation of any rescue bird frowned upon?

    I would be fine with that, I'm just curious.
     
  2. TheDuckCrew

    TheDuckCrew Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2009
    Connecticut
    i'm not sure, but i just wanted to say i know that lady! she's a friend of a close personal friend of mine who has a duck rescue in ohio.

    eta: i could ask her for you if you wanted lol
     
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  3. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

    Apr 20, 2009
    Sandusky, Ohio
    Well you would need a male and female, but if you nurse them to health and they are happy, they should be able to reproduce, it's natural.
     
  4. GAChknGirl

    GAChknGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have gotten a pair of ducks from them!! they are great!! i dont think they would get mad ours is sitting on 4 eggs now. they are just worried that they will end up in a shelter or worse they are just worried! they are great to work with give them a try!
     
  5. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    You should ask them specifically. I've allows followed the rules outlined by any agency I adopt from. For example, PAWS won't adopt out cats that will ever be outdoors. I could lie on the app and get them to adopt me a cat, but I don't. I go elsewhere. For myself I could never make a cat just stay inside, I always give them a choice. It even sort of upsets me that they do that. But it's their organization, they do the work, I don't.

    Carolina Waterfowl Rescue probably doesn't want them bred for the same reasons why cats and dogs are routinely neutered before adoption... so there aren't more that need rescuing later. Best bet would be to ask them.
     
  6. LAMchop

    LAMchop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks all!
    I have to apply and be pre-approved before I can adopt anything, so that would be a good time to ask questions.
    Good to know that they are nice people to work with!
     
  7. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    I'd love to adopt some ducks but There's not really any around me except Pasados & I haven't gtten ahold of them...Plus i let me ducks free range and i know a lot of places dont allow that.
     
  8. ultasol

    ultasol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2009
    SE Washington
    RE: I agree with Rainplace- you should clarify things with the rescue. I've never been involved with waterfowl rescue, but I have, somewhat involuntarily, become involved with cat rescue. Our neighbor feeds a large population of feral cats which, in turn, comes on my property and pees in all of my gardens, on my hay in my barn, on my stuff, had (in the past) gotten into my coops, and generally makes a nuisance of themselves. Several times over the last two years I have found injured or abandoned litters on my property and have handraised them.

    I am glad they go to indoor only homes as I know the fate of outdoor cats in our area (roadkill, coyote dinner, shot by neighbor, poisoned by people down the road, etc). Today I picked up one dead cat in out pasture under a tree, and found a part of a cat out near the road.

    Usually the rescue has guidelines in place to protect the animals they are adopting out and prevent more animals from ending up in rescue. I don't know how it would work with a duck versus small animals, but usually small animals (dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs) are adopted out with the stipulation that they not be used for breeding and that, should the owner no longer be able to keep them, that they are returned to the rescue.

    I'm sure it varies by rescue and they can clarify their policy for you.
     
  9. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have adopted 3 birds from them in the past 6 months or so (duck, pigeon, goose). Talk to Jennifer about it. She is great and very knowledgeable. She will be very straight forward with you. I think, as someone else stated, they don't want them to breed and the babies end up like the parents, unwanted and released on ponds, etc. They want their birds to be safe and happy and in forever homes. CWR is an awesome facility.
     
  10. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
    Central NC
    Quote:Nice is in the eye of the beholder! As long as you do exactly what she tells you to do you will get along fine. Question too much and she will shut you out and ban you from her site. It is her way or the highway.

    Edited out of respect for terrylacy, it was not proper of me to bring up disputes that have nothing to do with this message board. terry pointed out some points that I had not considered when I made the original post.~gd
     
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