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About our ducks and geese

The ducks and geese we rescue all have distinct personalities. Some were extremely friendly and almost seemed anxious to be rescued. Others were fearful and wary and needed to be humanely captured with boats and nets. As a result, some birds will adapt more quickly to their new homes and new families than others. So it is important that you understand that some of them will need extra time and commitment to get them accustomed to you.

Acclimation can take days, weeks or even months, depending on how much time, effort and kindness you put into it. The good news is that although progress may tend to be slow at times, it does tend to be readily apparent. One of the first indications that your new duck or goose is warming up to you is when he/she begins to venture closer to you when offered treats and no longer runs away when you enter the enclosure.

Over time newly rescued ducks and geese will begin to show signs of improved plumage. Because abandoned ducks and geese tend to be lacking in good diet prior to their rescue, their feathers tend to show immediate improvement after their first molt.

There is nothing more rewarding than watching animals learn that you love them unconditionally and that they can trust you. If you put your heart into it, in time, you will see a wonderfully different duck or goose than the one you originally rescued and added to your family. And they will be forever grateful to you for it.

Health information

All ducks and geese we take into our sanctuary are immediately treated with a precautionary powdering for mites and lice, which is repeated again in two weeks. Fecal samples are brought to our vet for examination to ensure they are parasite free. Any bird testing positive for parasites is treated in accordance with our vet's instructions. Specific information regarding these treatments and medications will be provided to you before the adoption process is complete.

All birds are quarantined for a minimum of 14 days before being made available for adoption. If a bird is in need of medical attention, it will receive treatment while in our care. Only healthy birds will be made available for adoption.

To view a list of the birds that are currently available for adoption please visit the Adoption Profiles Pages.

Shipping Ducks & Geese

Sorry, we will not ship any of our rescued ducks or geese!

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