What to do?!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by scubagirlwonder, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. scubagirlwonder

    scubagirlwonder Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 19, 2011
    Sammamish, WA
    I can't find anybody to give my sweet ducks a new home! I love my ducks, but they are just too hard on my coop area and hen house, not to mention the fact that I'm 6 months pregnant and shouldn't be lifting/dumping a medium sized kiddie pool every couple days....ugh.... [​IMG]
    Not one response from the craigslist ad, no one here interested, no responses to flyers at the grange.....[​IMG]

    Thanks for letting me vent....It doesn't solve the problem but it helps release some frustration! [​IMG]
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    How long have you been trying to find them a home? Is there a 4H group out there, an agricultural school? Our town has a horse and livestock group and I've been able to find a home for a rescued drake and a chinese goose. It's just tough to do in some places at some times, too.

    Can you get someone to come help you in the meantime? How close are the neighbors (physically and friendly-wise)? I am finding I need to reach out more and more for help. I want to go to my FIL's memorial in a couple of weeks and I needed to ask a neighbor to come check on the ducks during the day. He said he'd like to.

    You might even be able to find someone to help with the ducks who falls in love with them and would be willing to keep them.
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Maybe call the middle school or high school and ask about FFA or try 4-H groups they should be listed in the phone book. I hope you can find them good homes. [​IMG]
  4. m.kitchengirl

    m.kitchengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2011
    What kind of ducks are they and how old?
    Have you tried any local poultry swaps or auctions? Poultry shows? This time of year there seem to be a lot, and if you have older ducks people will probably be more interested in them than in ducklings who have to feather out indoors for a lot longer when it is cold.
  5. Wulfandwyn

    Wulfandwyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 5, 2011
    You could put them on the "Other Poultry - Birds & Hatching Eggs- For Sale List" if you haven't already. Good luck.
  6. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 14, 2011
    Central Oregon
    You could bring them down to the poultry swap in Corvallis on Oct 22.

    In the meantime, put away the kiddie pool. They don't need it. You can give them one of those Rubbermaid under-the-bed storage boxes to splash in, and they don't need it every day. That would lighten your load while you are trying to place them in new homes.
  7. EmAbTo48

    EmAbTo48 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2011
    Northern Wisconsin
    When I was pregnant with DD, my hubby had to do the water, we have 2 large ponds but they only recently have been going down to one since its kind of far from the house/there coop...so we have 2 kiddie pools by there coop.

    Let's just say they would go 3 days usually without being changed when I would do it everyother and every day fill over [​IMG]

    I would have to nag him by the 3rd day HA! But he did it! And now I am so glad I didnt get rid of them since my DD loves them! and so do I! And now we do chores "together" well more like she is in the stroller and gets to visit all the animals each morning ( she's only 9 months)

    But keep reposting on craigslist someone will come along eventually!

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