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Frequently Asked Questions

Learn about our cause and how the duck race works.
Make a contribution:
Adopt a Duck!
What is my tag number?
We can’t give you your tag number because we won’t know it until we run the Mix Report right before the race. We want to make sure that no ducky is taking steroids and the race is not fixed so numbers are never given out. However, rest assured that all of the ducks you have adopted will be in the race.

How does it work?

Everyone who adopts a duck, whether online, in the mail, at a Duck Derby booth or in a sponsoring business is entered into what we call E-Quack, a database that stores all of the information. Next to your name in E-Quack is the number of ducks you have adopted. The tag range is entered into E-Quack and all the numbers are shuffled up. Then, E-Quack automatically assigns the number of ducks you have adopted next to Tag Numbers. Thus, if you adopted 5 ducks, your name will be placed next to 5 different Tag Numbers.

How will I know if my duck wins?

The Broome County Humane Society will contact you using the information you provided with your duck adoption. You do not need to be present to win.

Is my duck adoption tax deductible?

Yes. Duck adoption proceeds directly benefit The Broome County Humane Society, a 501c3 charitable organization headquartered in Binghamton, New York.

Who does the event benefit?

All proceeds from The Humane Society's Duck Derby benefit the Broome County Humane Society, a 501c3 charity located in Binghamton, New York.