Who watches your ducks when you go out of town?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ambrose, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. ambrose

    ambrose In the Brooder

    Mar 16, 2012
    Or do you go out of town?
    Or do you bring them along with you? [​IMG]

    Would you ever leave ducklings in the care of someone else for a weekend? Or how soon would you feel OK doing that?

    Things to think about in having someone else watch your ducks?

    My sister-in-law is routing for me to get ducks and has said she'd help watch them as needed.

    I'm planning to get ducklings next spring, but i know there's one weekend mid-spring we'll be out of town for at least one night. Should I make sure the ducklings arrive after that? I had originally been thinking as early as possible since once summer comes we'd be more likely to go on more trips. And I'm not sure just how precisely such things can be timed.

    If I get them familiar w/SIL and her well versed in duckling care, think it'll be fine for a day or two?
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2012

  2. MamaDuck1

    MamaDuck1 Chirping

    Mar 24, 2012
    I take mine. But i only have one. He never leaves my side for more than a couple hours.
  3. zooweemama

    zooweemama Songster

    I'm trying not to stress about this. I have 10 right now and 8 more coming so I couldn't take them with me. My mil lives on the same property we do- so she could and would. But that means she cannot go. LOL Good luck!
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    I do not travel. But thats okay i really don't want to either.
  5. wildpeas

    wildpeas Songster

    Mar 18, 2012
    Port Orchard, Wa
    I dont really travel. I've spent the last 17 years moving around for my husbands job. I dont have anywhere I want to go besides my farm. If I were to go out of town then my husband would have to tend the flock which includes 3 horses, 4 cats, and 2 dogs one of which requires twice daily medication given the same time every day. The nice thing is he doesn't want to go anywhere either. [​IMG]
  6. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    For longer trips, one of us stays home.

    For overnight, my beloved tends the flock of nine runners and two buffs.

    We also have trained duck helpers who can back us up, and two sets of lovely neighbors who are animal competent.

    It takes a village [​IMG] and a plan. We have agreements that I may call just to check in. No one gives me a hard time about it.
  7. PetesMom

    PetesMom Songster

    Mar 28, 2012
    Columbia County, NY
    I usually don't go anywhere lol but in June we are headed to south carolina for a week .....I'm TRYING not to think about it lmao My boyfriend gets asked EVERY day "you are going to take good care of my animals right?" lmao and its only April...he gets sooo mad but I am their sole guardian.....and an overprotective mother, so yeah, I am going to ask lmao

  8. DuckiesAndBees

    DuckiesAndBees Chirping

    Apr 7, 2011
    I am out of town all the time, but I live with my dad. We agreed that if I take care of the ducks when I'm home, he'll do it when I'm gone. If we're both gone I get my aunt to do it. Personally, I don't have any problems letting someone else care for them for a couple days, as long as that someone likes animals and is trustworthy. Ducklings grow so quickly that you should be fine after a few weeks.
  9. Blondiega1

    Blondiega1 Songster

    Nov 5, 2010
    Dallas, Ga.
    My sister comes by to tend to mine.
  10. Ilovemyduckies

    Ilovemyduckies Songster

    Feb 21, 2012
    I usually have my cousins come over once a day to feed all of my animals, but that's all with me.

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