**Does anyone know what this is?**

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by 60ACRES, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. 60ACRES

    60ACRES Stepped in what??

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    My daughter found this in the parking lot of a mall. She cornered it and brought it to us.

    I barely know that it is a duck, goose maybe?


    What in the world am I gonna do with this?




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  2. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Looks like a Canada Goose gosling to me...
     
  3. CityChicker

    CityChicker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, it is definitely a goose probably a Canada.
     
  4. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    feed it mashed and moistened hard boiled eggs until you can get some feed for it
     
  5. 60ACRES

    60ACRES Stepped in what??

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    Quote:Get feed for it?? I have to keep this thing??
     
  6. farmerlor

    farmerlor Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Get feed for it?? I have to keep this thing??

    LOL! Well ya do now!
     
  7. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Quote:Get feed for it?? I have to keep this thing??

    What else are you going to do with it? It's home now and the mother isn't around it anymore so SOMEONE has to take care of it. Unless you want to euthenize it here and now.... Or find a home...
     
  8. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:FYI... Canadian Geese are HIGHLY illegal to own, and even more illegal to hunt. I dont know the specifics, but I know that if we shot one while hunting when I was young, we had to cover it and hide it until we got home because if the game warden stopped you, MAJOR FINES.
     
  9. danischi24

    danischi24 Loves naked pets

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    Yup-congrats!
    Otherwise maybe a wildlife shelter would take it.
     
  10. EngieKisses

    EngieKisses Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have raised fallen birds from nests before. They were not sick, the roof of our house was insanely steep and there was a covering at the top and birds like to nest there. However, sometimes their chicks did not find it so nice when they tried to fly.

    Anyhow, I called our local game warden, told him I had experiance with baby birds (parrots) and that I could handfeed it until it could fly away. He told me that as long as I promised to let it go when it was old enough I could raise it. It turned out to be a mockingbird. We taught him to fly over our bed so when he fell he wouldn not get too hurt. He flew away one day when he got big enough to practice flying outside.

    The game warden gave me his name and everything in the event the police for our town ever questioned me (not sure that they would ever inspect houses for wild birds), but thought it was nice.
     
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2009

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