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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!

post #2 of 6

Do any of your friends want ducklings?:hu

post #3 of 6

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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love.gifI'm a crazy duck lover, with eight wonderful ducks and ducklings in the future!

COME ENTER THE OTHER POULTRY CONTEST! http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1136955/the-other-poultry-contest

Come join my thread! http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1134085/the-duck-ladies-and-her-ducks-thread#post_17546572

 

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Ummm... send them to me!???!!!!!
Truth is harder than a lie
The dark seems safer than the light
And everyone has a heart that loves to hide
I'm a mess and so are you
We've built walls nobody can get through
Yeah, it may be hard, but the best thing we could ever do, ever do
Bring your brokenness, and I'll bring mine
'Cause love can heal what hurt divides
And mercy's waiting on the other side.
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Truth is harder than a lie
The dark seems safer than the light
And everyone has a heart that loves to hide
I'm a mess and so are you
We've built walls nobody can get through
Yeah, it may be hard, but the best thing we could ever do, ever do
Bring your brokenness, and I'll bring mine
'Cause love can heal what hurt divides
And mercy's waiting on the other side.
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