Found little baby ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by nancywanett, Mar 3, 2017.

  1. nancywanett

    nancywanett Just Hatched

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    So I found these little baby ducks all alone at our pond. I watched for several hours, and no mom, it was getting to cold to leave them out. So they are now living in my bathtub, under a light, and eating game bird starter. I am really kinda wanting to keep them. I have no idea about how old they are, anyone keep ducks in a subdivision?[​IMG]
     
  2. slkyldy4evr

    slkyldy4evr Out Of The Brooder

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    I would say about 2-5 days old
    Have you ever raised poultry?
     
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  3. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    You need to get them off the cold tub and somewhere they can get to a warm spot close 100 degree's----but NOT the whole area 100 degree's.
     
  4. nancywanett

    nancywanett Just Hatched

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    I have raised chickens, and pheasants. Never ducks
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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  6. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    Hey Miss Linda, re-read the post---a "spot" about 100 not the whole area 100!! Just like they snuggled under their mother--close 100 degree's.
     
  7. MotherToMoose

    MotherToMoose Out Of The Brooder

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    Just put a heat light and blankets or towels everything. The ducks will know what type of heat they like. I have an inside duck that I've found. She actually just laid her first egg today! But it's kind of difficult, but worth it. Really a cool pet to have. I keep a diaper on mine.
     
  8. The Duck Ladie

    The Duck Ladie Duck Addict

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    Hmm..... I don't think they are pekins... That one in the back has a very light grey stripe on his eye... Maybe a cross...
     
  9. Ashleymarie529

    Ashleymarie529 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If that bath tub has water in it, they're probably just wet around the eye. My pekin ducklings get wet there really quick. And right along their back. Their down doesn't all soak.
     
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  10. nancywanett

    nancywanett Just Hatched

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    They do have a bit of brown on their heads. I'll try and get a better picture. As far as I know Noone has an ducks around me.
     

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