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  1. SilkiesRcool

    SilkiesRcool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a palm tree in our back and 8 ducklings fell out. We have dogs so they chased them under the shed but two of them we got. The palm is big probably 20ft so no chance of getting them back in it. So basically how do you take care of ducklings and what breed are they? This happened last year also so anyway to prevent it? Last year we. Pulsar find them after they fell.
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  2. BYCforlife

    BYCforlife Overrun With Chickens

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    You will want to get feed, a heat lamp, and a cardboard box and wood shavings, but I don't know much about them. I will share your link with some duck pros.
     
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    chicken4prez Overrun With Chickens

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  4. SilkiesRcool

    SilkiesRcool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thank you and I already got a heat lamp, wood shavings, Will a dog crate instead of a cardboard box work (its Great Dane sizes), and what kind of food do I need to go get like natural stuff since they were wild or is tractor supply food ok? Thank you
     
  5. BYCforlife

    BYCforlife Overrun With Chickens

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    I think tractor supply is fine, and just make sure your dog crate is VERY clean. The chicks can get sick easily.
     
  6. DwayneNLiz

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    you want to get an all-flock raiser crumble
    depending on how warm it is you may not need heat
    also pick up some brewers yeast to sprinkle on the food

    have you seen the hen? the mother duck around?
    if she hears them crying she will probably try to find them

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    also make sure their waterer is deep enough for them to submerge their bill/nares(nostrils) completely and NEVER feed without water
     
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  7. SilkiesRcool

    SilkiesRcool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thank you and no haven't seen the mom I just wasn't sure about feed because I have chickens I just wasn't sure if they were different since they're "wild".
    Also anyone have any ideas what kinda they are? I'm in central Florida
     
  8. DwayneNLiz

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    florida has a lot of wild muscovies, but i dont think they nest in trees
    wood duck, ring neck duck, hooded merganser, red breasted merganser, nest in trees


    can you get better pictures?
     
  9. SilkiesRcool

    SilkiesRcool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they're wood ducks and yeah I can they'v
    e started jumping and trying to get out and crying a lot is something wrong or do they just want there mom?
     
  10. SilkiesRcool

    SilkiesRcool Chillin' With My Peeps

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