Help! Wild ducklings

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by smills4635, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. smills4635

    smills4635 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My daughter found 4 hatchling ducks today. The mother was killed. I can't take them to our wildlife center or anywhere else until Monday. They are very young. They still have a bit of their eggtooth. But they were fallowing their mother so they're not brand new. I have them in a cat career on an old towel with a shallow dish of water. I'm just not sure what to feed them, if anything, until Monday and I don't know if they can drink on their own? They messed around in the water but I didn't see them actually drink. I would appreciate any help! Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Welsh H. lover a(TM)?

    Welsh H. lover a(TM)? Out Of The Brooder

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    Take each duckling and dip their headsin the bowl of water so they know thats their for drinking. Also go to your local pet feed shop and ask for ducklings food [​IMG]
     
  3. smills4635

    smills4635 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much for your quick response! I'll dip their heads. Hope I don't drown them! LOL! So they will be ok without food for tonight?
     
  4. kdmp7244@aol.com

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    They must be the cutest little babies
     
  5. smills4635

    smills4635 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ya they are! Hope we don't loose any!
     
  6. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also, make sure you put up a heat lamp or something similar so that they can stay warm, too. Set it up so that they can get away from it if they are too warm. And, make sure it's set up in a safe manner to avoid fires. Heating is just as important as food. I think they have to have it about 85 or 90 degrees at that age, but others on here would know for sure.
     
  7. smills4635

    smills4635 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! We'll have to get something set up.
     

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