When can I rehome a duckling?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by askjcm2005, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. askjcm2005

    askjcm2005 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a pekin duckling that just hatched this morning. I have the parents and their first hatchling that I am keeping but I cant afford to keep anymore with how much these suckers can eat. (my husband is starting to frown upon the fact we spend more $ on animals ford then our own food) So I am going to have to find a home for the duckling that hatched overnight and any future hatching which shouldn’t be too hard. My only worry is I don’t want someone who plans on eating it (since it is a heavier duck people would commonly eat)

    My main question is when is a good time to rehome them? Of course I will be making sure its not going to a home that wants to “try out” ducks for there kids or something I will want an experienced home. Is the day they are born too soon to a good experienced home? I don’t want to get attached to it, which I WILL!!! I don’t want to wait too many days o its harder for them to socialize it… Any advice?
     
  2. Duck Keeper

    Duck Keeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can sell it the day it's born, as long as it has a similarly aged friend to go along with it.
    That's what brooders and heat lamps are for. [​IMG]
     
  3. askjcm2005

    askjcm2005 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm. Okay so maybe I should wait a day or 2 to see if another 1 hatches before I find it a new home. Thank you!!
     
  4. Duck Keeper

    Duck Keeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No problem! [​IMG]
    Hope you find a good home! I know how hard that can be sometimes.
     
  5. pekinduck<3er

    pekinduck<3er Chillin' With My Peeps

    i have so,eeggs do u need a permit to sell or give away free duck eggs in a neighborhood? im only 12
     

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