About our ducks and geese
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
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
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.
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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