Where to find wood ducklings?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by kskaylann05, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. kskaylann05

    kskaylann05 New Egg

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    I saved a wood duck that was alone, and no mother insight! I grew attached to the little guy he follows me everywhere and I would like to find another one for him to have around? Any suggestions!!


    Thanks!
     
  2. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    A Carver may be able to help you?

    j/k [​IMG] I believe you need a special permit to own woodies, might check into that before you buy another. There is a gamebird magazine that people list birds like them in, can't recall the name... probably something simple though [​IMG]
     
  3. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    Yes you need a permit.
    If you get caught with the duckling that means you will face HUGE charges! I hope the Game Wardens in your area are nice if you get caught.
     
  4. FeatheredObsessions

    FeatheredObsessions Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think even with a permit it could be illegal to have the wild one. I would research your area carefully.
     
  5. ducks_rcool329

    ducks_rcool329 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live in Colorado, and I bought my Wood Ducks ( Adult pair) from Murray McMurray, They come with some very simple paperwork ( Name, address, flock size etc.. nothing hard). Then i just mailed the top page back to them, and they filled it, and I kept the rest. ( this is the permit, so you CANNOT LOSE THESE!)
    I have not once, every herd of a game warden in Colorado, So I have no clue on that. If one does come asking around, just tell the truth no matter what, because they can tell between domestically bred, and wild ones.

    As far as finding a wood duck duckling, I have yet to find a hatchery that sells them. Most hatcheries sell them as juvenile ( adult) breeding pairs for around $100+/- and shipping. I have found people on ebay who sell the fertile eggs, but the prices are redicoules for shipped hatching eggs, around $60.00 for like 5 or so, and they are also very hard to hatch.

    My advice would be to just get an juvenile pair.
     
  6. motherhenaz

    motherhenaz Out Of The Brooder

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    I think efowl also has wood ducks for sale in September. That is who I am going to try and get mine from.
     
  7. ducks_rcool329

    ducks_rcool329 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have also bought a pair from them, not my best choice. See, they are not a hatchery nor a breeder. All they do is drop ship the birds from anywhere in the USA that is available. So you never know when or where your birds are coming from, it also takes ALLOT longer to ship than the stated " 2-3 weeks", try 4-6 weeks depending in where they are coming from.
    the birds however, where in excellent condition, somewhat tamed ( which is good), just call and ask them after you order when they think they will be shipped. good luck, wood ducks are loads of fun!! [​IMG]
     
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  8. MNwaterfowler

    MNwaterfowler Out Of The Brooder

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    I will have some Woodducks available this Fall, when the weather permits usually in Oct. I get $ 50.00 per pair plus shipping. Let me know if interested.

    Mike
     
  9. duckduckturkey

    duckduckturkey Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:That is a reasonable price from what I understand. I'm actually looking for wood ducks myself. My understanding is, permits depend on which state you're in, and that they are easy to obtain.

    What state are you in Mike? I'm in Oregon and I've yet to look up the laws. I'm hoping to find some locally as I don't like shipping. (Delivery people never seem to leave things in safe places and I don't always hear the doorbell.)

    Let me know!

    Thanks!

    Ducky
     
  10. duckduckturkey

    duckduckturkey Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Be sure to read about the proper ways to introduce birds when you find some!
     

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