Our pet ducks

@Happy2BeMe (69983)
Canada
March 3, 2017 11:01am CST
I read a post by @JamesHxstatic about the woman who brings her chickens into her home and I mentioned to him that we use to do that with ducks when we were kids and he said he would be interested in reading about it. So @JamesHxstatic this ones for you. When were were young we always had animals of some sort. We had dogs, cats, rabbits, a pig, geese, guineas pigs, hamsters, etc. Dad decided one year that we were going to get some ducks. We got two mallard ducks, a male and a female. We called them Mork and Mindy. We use to take them for walks to the neighbors house. They slept outside in their pen but throughout the day we bring them inside when we came in to watch TV. We'd just open the door and they would walk right in. It was too cute. When Mindy started laying eggs we started to hatch little ducklings. They were so sweet. We would watch then break their shells away and their tiny little webbed feet would break through or their little beaks. It was so exciting for us. They are able to swim the same day that they are born. Mom had this big washtub and we would bring it in the house and let the little ducklings swim in it. We could have left it outside but Mom and Dad didn't seem to mind when we brought them in the house to swim. There was one year we had about 6-7 little ducklings. We were going away for the weekend to these camps that we use to go to every year. We packed up all the ducks and loaded them in the station wagon along with mom, dad, the four of us and one of the neighborhood kids and off we went. While we were there we would take the little ducklings down to the lake and let them swim around. All the kids there were at our camp because they wanted to spend time with the little ducklings. We had so much fun with them. Those were good times and some of my childhood memories that I treasure.
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@Morleyhunt (16795)
• Canada
3 Mar
Our neighbour had a pet silver fox. Rocky would walk into our house for a visit. He would also climb up on the garage roof. Rocky met his demise because he wasn't afraid of dogs. A dog from the next block didn't play nice...as far as that dig was concerned....rocky was a fox...the enemy...it didn't end well.
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@Happy2BeMe (69983)
• Canada
3 Mar
Awwww I am so sorry to hear that. That is sad. Poor Rocky.
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@Morleyhunt (16795)
• Canada
3 Mar
@Happy2BeMe it was a long time ago, but your ducks reminded me of Rocky.
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• Prairieville, Louisiana
4 Mar
A silver fox as a pet is extremely unusual.
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@amadeo (48168)
• United States
3 Mar
same here no one here that I know have pet duck.
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@Happy2BeMe (69983)
• Canada
3 Mar
I don't think many people do. lol
@amadeo (48168)
• United States
3 Mar
@Happy2BeMe Okay.Quack,Quack,
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@Happy2BeMe (69983)
• Canada
3 Mar
@amandajay (17826)
• Sri Lanka
3 Mar
So sweet... Here we dont have ducks as pets.. Its uncommon...
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@Happy2BeMe (69983)
• Canada
3 Mar
Not a lot of people have pets duck around here.
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@amandajay (17826)
• Sri Lanka
4 Mar
@Happy2BeMe oh i see.. But they look so sweet as you..hehe
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• Prairieville, Louisiana
4 Mar
I live in the city where no one has ducks as pets.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
3 Mar
Oh your so lucky, I'm sure they were so adorable! It put a smile on my face thinking about them following you in the house and then the ducklings swimming around in the tub. Lol. Thanks for sharing this!
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• Prairieville, Louisiana
4 Mar
Nice reply Jennifer.
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@Happy2BeMe (69983)
• Canada
4 Mar
You are welcome. I am so many great childhood memories. I was blessed to have such wonderful parents.
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@RasmaSandra (13426)
• Riga, Latvia
3 Mar
What wonderful memories. I love little ducklings.
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@Happy2BeMe (69983)
• Canada
3 Mar
Thanks. Yes they are so sweet.
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• Prairieville, Louisiana
4 Mar
Me to.
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@Hate2Iron (7356)
• Canada
3 Mar
Sounds so sweet and not that hard I should think to take care of... darling daughter wants a goat!!
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@Happy2BeMe (69983)
• Canada
3 Mar
I have always wanted a goat. I think they are so sweet.
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@JudyEv (101131)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Mar
Goats are wonderful pets and great companions. I can vouch for their suitability.
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@CoralLevang (40901)
• United States
3 Mar
I was never allowed those types of pets. I wanted a hamster or gerbil.
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@Happy2BeMe (69983)
• Canada
3 Mar
Awwwww they make great pets. My mom and dad were both animals lovers and could never say no to any animal not matter what it was.
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@CoralLevang (40901)
• United States
3 Mar
@Happy2BeMe We had a freakin' poodle. gack.
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• Prairieville, Louisiana
4 Mar
I had a hampster and so did my brother.
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@LoriAMoore (10158)
• United States
3 Mar
That would have been so cool to have ducklings swimming in a washtub.
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@Happy2BeMe (69983)
• Canada
3 Mar
It really was. it was so much fun to watch them when they would turn upside and stick their heads out water.
• Prairieville, Louisiana
4 Mar
Swimming in a bathtub is good exercise for ducks.
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@Happy2BeMe (69983)
• Canada
4 Mar
@workathomefan yes it sure is
@NJChicaa (29831)
• United States
3 Mar
We had a duck that hung around our yard one fall. It had to have been someone's pet. It would peck at our front door and then walk through the house to the back door. We kept a baby pool full for it. It would fly from other yards to us when we called it. It was so cool.
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@Happy2BeMe (69983)
• Canada
3 Mar
That is so cute. They are really smart.
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• Prairieville, Louisiana
4 Mar
I have seen ducks swim in the river at my parents camp.
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@Happy2BeMe (69983)
• Canada
4 Mar
@workathomefan we have a lot of ducks around our place now. I love feeding them.
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@jstory07 (58007)
• Roseburg, Oregon
3 Mar
That must have been a lot of fun having those ducks and watching the babies hatch.
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• Prairieville, Louisiana
4 Mar
I love your reply Judy.
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@Happy2BeMe (69983)
• Canada
4 Mar
Yes it really was.
@Trensue (5265)
• United States
3 Mar
We grew up rural. With that being said - animals were never allowed in the house. My sister would sneak them in the basement and blame me. It is not easy being the baby of the family!
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@Happy2BeMe (69983)
• Canada
3 Mar
lol I suppose that would be the case. The baby in our family got away with everything! lol
• Prairieville, Louisiana
4 Mar
That was mean of your sister to blame you.
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@JudyEv (101131)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Mar
What great memories for you. And how nice that would have been taking all the ducks with you to the lake.
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@Happy2BeMe (69983)
• Canada
4 Mar
Thanks yes that was a lot for fun
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@jaboUK (50722)
• United Kingdom
4 Mar
How wonderful is that - taking ducks on holiday with you! Great.
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@Happy2BeMe (69983)
• Canada
4 Mar
It was great.
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@LeaPea2417 (15418)
• Toccoa, Georgia
3 Mar
How cute, sweet memories.
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@Happy2BeMe (69983)
• Canada
3 Mar
Thank you!
@skysnap (17580)
3 Mar
we don't have ducks here :(
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@Happy2BeMe (69983)
• Canada
3 Mar
Oh really. Where are you from?
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@pammooratan (4730)
• India
3 Mar
Nice ...loving. ..sweet. .memories. .
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@Happy2BeMe (69983)
• Canada
3 Mar
Thank you.
• India
3 Mar
@Happy2BeMe You write long discussion post .Is it any benificiary for earnings?
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@Happy2BeMe (69983)
• Canada
3 Mar
@pammooratan No it does not make a big difference but it is good to write at least a paragraph when you are making a discussion.
@BelleStarr (32085)
• Portland, Connecticut
4 Mar
We had lots of animals too as kids but no ducks, our geese were mean!! lol I loved the bunnies.
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@Happy2BeMe (69983)
• Canada
4 Mar
Our geese were mean too. They would chase us around the yard.
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@BelleStarr (32085)
• Portland, Connecticut
4 Mar
@Happy2BeMe lol us too and we had a rooster so mean the mailman refused to deliver unless he was penned lol
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@Happy2BeMe (69983)
• Canada
4 Mar
@BelleStarr lol that is funny
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@Jessicalynnt (48191)
• Centralia, Missouri
3 Mar
of all those animals, what made the best pets?
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@Happy2BeMe (69983)
• Canada
4 Mar
Aside the the dogs and cats I would say the rabbits. They are similar to cats in so many ways.
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• Centralia, Missouri
6 Mar
@Happy2BeMe I had pondered rabbits, just never had one, and not sure what all one needs, and if they can be paper trained.
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@Happy2BeMe (69983)
• Canada
7 Mar
@Jessicalynnt yes they can be. They will actually use a litter box too.
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@AutumnSnow (4624)
3 Mar
AWE!! Im sure they were so cute. We used to have rabbits. We had one that acted more like a cat,lol. His name was bounty him and Garfield (the real cat,lol) both actually got along. It was quit a sight to see them two together.
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@Happy2BeMe (69983)
• Canada
3 Mar
Rabbits make great pets and they do get along great with cats. We have a few rabbits over the years. They are so soft too.
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• Prairieville, Louisiana
4 Mar
@Happy2BeMe I had rabbits as pets at my parents house.
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@Happy2BeMe (69983)
• Canada
4 Mar
@workathomefan that is cool. They are great pets.
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@reskyyandi (3840)
• Indonesia
7 Mar
That is great I don't have any pet
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@Happy2BeMe (69983)
• Canada
7 Mar
I can't imagine my life without pets. We always had them.
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• Indonesia
8 Mar
@Happy2BeMe my mom not allowed me to take care a pet
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