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Author Topic: Ducks  (Read 195 times)


  • Joined May 2019
« on: August 13, 2019, 11:20:11 am »
Have three drakes for sale at the moment.  Still just under 6 months old.  Had an email the other day from a woman asking if they can be kept in a cage.  No Way i replied, why, where do you live, i asked.  In a flat she replied, saying she wanted to keep one in a rabbit hutch on the outside balcony.  Some mother do have them!!!!
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  • Joined Feb 2016
Re: Ducks
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2019, 11:26:59 am »
It's good that she asked you.
I have people coming to and asking "I just bought 11 chicks from the market, kept them at home, some of them died over night. No idea why - it's warm at home!"
Or someone came to ask to see his garden because he's picking up goatlings that's he's already paid for but has no idea about keeping them.
Growing loads of fruits and vegetables! Raising dairy goats, chickens, ducks, geese rabbits and a little boy on 1/2 acre in the middle of the city of Leicester, using permaculture methods.


  • Joined Jul 2010
Re: Ducks
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2019, 11:57:41 am »
I remember a classmate in primary school bringing a box of chicks to school, just like that in a cardboard box. All dead by the end of the day...  :rant:


  • Joined Dec 2012
Re: Ducks
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2019, 01:09:06 pm »
Once found a box of puppies outside the office on a very hot day. At least half a dozen people saw them and kept walking, so I took them on (much to the bosses disgust. Fed and watered them til home time, found new homes for them by the end of the day


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