When driving home on the interstate this evening, my girlfriend and I noticed a line of ducklings between traffic and the road barrier. We were compelled to stop and rescue them.There was no mother in sight and they are too young to make it on their own. I'll call the animal shelter tomorrow to see if they're able to take them in, but it is such a small and overcrowded facility that I doubt they would take them or care for them if they did.
I currently have them in a pet carrier with shredded paper for bedding. For water, I cut a hole in the side of a covered container so they can put their heads in to drink. I finely chopped up some salad greens I had, but they didn't eat any. Tomorrow morning I'll pick up some feed and set up a temporary pen outside in a shaded area.
Please give me any suggestions.
I'll post some pictures tomorrow, but they look similar to and are about the size of attached picture. What kind of duck are they?