In the Brooder
- Apr 27, 2015
I rescued three wild ducks last night when their mom abandoned them for over an hour. I put them in a brooder, the same ones my other baby ducks and baby chicks were in when I first got them. I gave them food and water and a heat lamp. When I left for work this morning all three were in there, but when I got home one was gone. The brooder is in the chicken coop, which has a fence around it and is locked up. There is no way they could escape this brooder. They are only days old and can still barely walk. There is a latch at the top and is about three feet deep. The only animals in and out are chickens. What could have happened to this poor duckling?