Abandoned ducklings

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by dixie&trixie, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. dixie&trixie

    dixie&trixie Songster

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    My husband just called me from work and said one of his nurses found 2 abandoned ducklings in the woods. She cannot take care of them and needs us to take them. I have never had ducks before but I do have 17 chickens. What should I do? What will I need besides what I already have for my chickens? Will they fly away once they get older? Please help!!
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

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    Take them in, please, please, and

    give them a box for tonight, a foot or two taller than they are and keep them safe from other animals etc.

    Keep them indoors tonight, where it is at least 70 degrees. Depending on their age, that may be just the right temperature.

    Please post pics asap

    They will need water and food.

    Do you have chick starter? If not, just grind up some of the chicken pellets for tonight.

    They need to have water at all times.

    They will splash, but we can help you set something up that is fairly neat.


    I will look for some comprehensive topics and give you the links.
     
  3. LilMissChz

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    Thank goodness you were able to help.
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    How are the ducklings doing?
     
  5. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

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