Found Wild duck

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by nfrost, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. nfrost

    nfrost Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Story to long to tell now gotta go to work, short version my brother in law found them in the out door pool this morning there is only 1 and it is really really small, i got it put it under lamp got water, now can i feed it geese and chick starter(will it eat it) and i put some grass blades in there but it seems to small to even be able to eat grass any help would be nice!!
     
  2. AustinM741

    AustinM741 Out Of The Brooder

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    This is a toughy. It should eat the food, make sure it has water. It is illegal to keep wild ducks, but who's to know it isn't the baby of a domesticated duck. It'd be great if you could post a picture so we can help you with this.
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  3. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It will probably eat the geese or chick starter. Make sure the food is safe for ducks (certain medicated kinds are not good for ducks). If possible, call a wildlife center to see if they will take it if it's a wild type of duck like a mallard. It will keep you from getting in trouble and it will be beneficial for the baby. If it's a muscovy or domestic type, you should be able to keep it with no problem.
     
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  4. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

    go to metzerfarm.com and get him a buddy or two so he will not be lonely
     
  5. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Boiled egg yolks and meal worms will help, it work for me. [​IMG]
     

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