HELP

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by BackyardAnita, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. BackyardAnita

    BackyardAnita Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today i found three baby ducklings alone which were to my suprise still alive! i fed them, gave them water, and got them warm and now they look healthy and happy. It's getting into winter and i would like to keep them.
    I have a broody hen. if she adopts the ducklings will she be able to keep them warm and alive?
     
  2. Onewiththeducks

    Onewiththeducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know if a hen will adopt them, but they do need heat. So, if she doesn't take them you might need a heat lamp.
     
  3. Onewiththeducks

    Onewiththeducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also, can you tell what breed they are?
     
  4. BackyardAnita

    BackyardAnita Chillin' With My Peeps

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    But if the hen does adopt them will they be warm and safe?
     
  5. BackyardAnita

    BackyardAnita Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the duck breed?
     
  6. Onewiththeducks

    Onewiththeducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Possibly, if they lay next to or under her. Again, I don't know much about chickens.
     
  7. Johnson5326

    Johnson5326 Out Of The Brooder

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    I thought it was late in the year for that. If it were me I would keep them warm and fed. Is there somewhere you can keep them inside until they're a little bigger? I kept mine in the laundry room with a light close to them but that they could walk away from. I never had adults until they got bigger. A large storage container works great. Where do you live? I'm in GA so the weather only really gets bad a few days a year. If I were in a colder place I would probably just keep them inside as long as possible, in the house or a barn or wherever you keep the broody girl at night. How is she reacting to them? Any chance they're the same breed as her?
     
  8. Onewiththeducks

    Onewiththeducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes the breed.
     
  9. BackyardAnita

    BackyardAnita Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The ducklings look like mallards, but theres one that looks like a pekin
     
  10. Onewiththeducks

    Onewiththeducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have pictures?
     

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