For some reason a story about Ducks just seems very Halloween-ish to me.
I think it would be fair to say that something like 70% of your apocalypse-in-progress stories involve some sort of chaotic stockpiling at your local grocery store/big box store.
Evoking epic themes, the [Watership Down] is the Aeneid of the rabbits as they escape the destruction of their warren and seek a place to establish a new home, encountering perils and temptations along the way.
..but with ducks. Where would they go? The grain and feed store?
50 Ducks Walked Into A CVS… There’s No Punchline, Just 50 Ducks In A CVS
Laura Northrup, Consumerist, 28 October 2013 (hat tip: NC)
Do ducks prepare for the winter by gathering supplies from nearby retail outlets? No, they don’t, so it’s not really clear why about fifty ducks reportedly wandered into a CVS drugstore in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and wouldn’t leave until an employee coaxed them out with popcorn.
This is the link to the video here: http://youtu.be/M0-kHIh-tlI
They appear to be hanging out around the candy section. So possibly ducks may not be the best folks to be getting your survival advice from. On the other hand, sugar lasts a long time, and you won't nee to take out a second mortgage to kit yourself out.