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Heard some peeping under my bedroom window...

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Ducklings.  Seven ducklings, recently hatched.   They look like Mallards.

 

Do any other ducklings look like Mallards when young?

 

There is no water around here.  None of the nearby neighbors have ducks.  No mom in sight.

 

I chased them into a clump of tall clover, and caught them and put them in a bucket on a towel.

 

NOW WHAT DO I DO???  I have Anconas and four chickens, don't want any more.

 

Any good suggestions would be welcome!

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Do any of your friends want ducklings?:hu

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Rouens also look like Mallards but they don't fly so they are probably Mallards. Unless you have a neighbor whose female went missing, those are wild ducklings. You are not supposed to mess with them. If you have a wildlife rehab center near by I would contact them.

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Wood ducklings also resemble mallards and from what I've read they are very hard to care for as babies. I would contact a rehabber to identify them for you and possibly take them in. If you're anywhere near NC, the Carolina Waterfowl Rescue would be a great place.

Momma to 8 ducks - Rocky, Dexter (male mallards);  Ruby Sue (female mallard); Tony (male buff); Roxy (female fawn and white runner); Dorothy, Blanche, and Rose (female Welsh Harlequins); and 2 kitties, Maggie and Fuffy-cat.

RIP Bullwinkle and Turkey-duck :(

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Momma to 8 ducks - Rocky, Dexter (male mallards);  Ruby Sue (female mallard); Tony (male buff); Roxy (female fawn and white runner); Dorothy, Blanche, and Rose (female Welsh Harlequins); and 2 kitties, Maggie and Fuffy-cat.

RIP Bullwinkle and Turkey-duck :(

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post #5 of 6

your right cymbaline. wood ducks look very much like mallards. they're most likely wood ducks. here's a pic

 

DuckWoodDucklingsF01.jpg 


Edited by The Duck Ladie - 4/22/16 at 6:53am
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Incubation Period! Well.  Ducklings are coming on St.Patrick's day!

                                                                  Smile! Your Mom chose Life!

Quote, Our Lady at Fatima:
 If men knew what eternity is they would do everything to change their lives.
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Guess what just started? (Click to show)
Incubation Period! Well.  Ducklings are coming on St.Patrick's day!

                                                                  Smile! Your Mom chose Life!

Quote, Our Lady at Fatima:
 If men knew what eternity is they would do everything to change their lives.
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Ummm... send them to me!???!!!!!
 
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Christian and daughter of the KING...
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Proud owner of wabbits, chickens, goats and ducks...
Christian and daughter of the KING...
Animal lover and Book reader :)
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