Am I losing it?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by xke4, May 31, 2010.

  1. xke4

    xke4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 3, 2007
    I was quite certain that I was following a post re: someone asking questions about some ducklings that he and his friend had found while "mudding" (whatever the heck that is)....but I can't find it now.
  2. chickboss

    chickboss Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2010
    Yeah, me to. I think, for what ever reason, it was chopped. I hope the OP was given enough info. to take care of the ducklings. I guess there are always other places to go to for info. [​IMG]
  3. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    I have a bad feeling about the whole thing. The kid said he will take care of thing the next day (including food). You cannot do that with babies. Worst some people suggested to keep them and to make pets out of them. I didn't post, because I did not like the way it went, plus we had a wild fire on our property to take care off. It's out now, but it was hard work even with the fire department. Some people did the right thing by pointing out that it was wrong and illegal. I bet the mother duck is now looking for its kids. It sometimes takes hours for them to come back looking.
    I once caught a wild mallard duckling. I did put it into a cage where I found it (my property's parking lot). It called for over 4 hours and nothing. We later found dead mom and one dead sibling on the highway in front of our property. We took the duck in and raised it, with the confirmation of the local officials that we could do it. The deal was to keep it separated and interact as little as possible. They did not have any other resources available, and they do it this way all the time as long as they feel comfortable with the people doing it. You must call them first regardless. We did raise it with almost no interaction and it still started to follow us around. We did let it start taking flight practice, and it was wonderful to watch. The end of the story is that it later joined the wild ducks around us and migrated with them. That is how it should be. Not just starting to feed it and later dumping it on the local pond as the kid wants to do.
  4. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    Forgot to mention it was a girl and we think she is nesting on the little pond next to our property. No other ducks there, and we have seen her there for the second year now. Did not go over there and did not try to make contact either. I leave at that and the thought that it may be her.

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