Nobody south of I-10 would ever consider letting a duck go, he'd be in the pot in a heartbeat :O) (a country boy will survive).
Where in Louisiana you is? I'm in Lac Chuck.
In all seriouosity dough, dem's probly a famly of baby's y'all got dere. Y'all gotta dismantle de entire house, take de stove flue to de aminal sheltr and let dem take care of de baby's. OR, as Cajun said, keep it simple, and stir up a Gumbo & watch out for de small bones :O)
Now if'n ya want a tankless water heater, that's a whole nother story, I can help wit dat.