There's no ducks yet.we our suppost to go look at two juvenile birds in area on Sunday. They our laying eggs to original owner. I asking on baby's because we want to put them in the incubator for hatch on my son school hatching we do. I have had chickens die because they for some reason stop eating or wouldn't eat. Trying to syringe water before vet opened. They passed away before we could get to vet.they our wild birds born in a family's yard.there 1 and 2 years old.i want to have things ready here for them.if I take them in.i would like to keep them in a natural nature there used to.but when I incubate I want to have ready what they need.i don't know there conditions. If any. That might be over looked.
Without a mama there to show them, you have to "teach" them how to eat and drink by dipping their bills in the water and chick crumble. Looks like you have a lot to learn before getting your ducks, but luckily you're in the right place! There are lots of good stickies and educational threads that will tell you all you need to know. Are these going to be house ducks? You say you want them to be "natural" but if you hatch them yourself and plan on keeping them in the house, there isn't much that's natural about that.
Ducks are so, so rewarding, but they are a LOT of work!