Heard some peeping under my bedroom window...

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by FussyHen, Apr 21, 2016.

  1. FussyHen

    FussyHen Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 17, 2015
    Ducklings. Seven ducklings, recently hatched. They look like Mallards.

    Do any other ducklings look like Mallards when young?

    There is no water around here. None of the nearby neighbors have ducks. No mom in sight.

    I chased them into a clump of tall clover, and caught them and put them in a bucket on a towel.

    NOW WHAT DO I DO??? I have Anconas and four chickens, don't want any more.

    Any good suggestions would be welcome!
  2. Ourpeeps123

    Ourpeeps123 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 13, 2016
    Do any of your friends want ducklings?[​IMG]
  3. lomine

    lomine Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 7, 2015
    Peyton, CO
    Rouens also look like Mallards but they don't fly so they are probably Mallards. Unless you have a neighbor whose female went missing, those are wild ducklings. You are not supposed to mess with them. If you have a wildlife rehab center near by I would contact them.
  4. cymbaline

    cymbaline Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2012
    central WV
    Wood ducklings also resemble mallards and from what I've read they are very hard to care for as babies. I would contact a rehabber to identify them for you and possibly take them in. If you're anywhere near NC, the Carolina Waterfowl Rescue would be a great place.
  5. The Duck Ladie

    The Duck Ladie Duck Addict

    Feb 23, 2016
    your right cymbaline. wood ducks look very much like mallards. they're most likely wood ducks. here's a pic

    Last edited: Apr 22, 2016
  6. TroyerGal

    TroyerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ummm... send them to me!???!!!!!

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