Hi, I am Sergey. I have an extraordinary situation on our backyard.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ssmirnov777, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. The nest of wild duck appeared in our backyard. I am not sure what to do next. help!
     
  2. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls BYC Fan Premium Member Project Manager

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    Welcome to BYC!
    A nest as in a duck sitting on eggs?
    Or baby ducks?
    Can you post a picture?
    Do you have wild ducks in your area?
     
  3. 11 baby ducks already. No lakes with ducks within a couple of miles from here. I have no pictures prepared yet. Just one video. I have downloaded it on youtube:

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  4. When I submitted my answers here with a link to video attached, I was notified that link is not permitted, and the whole answer disappeared. So, I m not sure do I need to repeat the answers or the previous one will appear later on :-(
     
  5. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls BYC Fan Premium Member Project Manager

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    I am not sure what your are referring to...as in what you responded to...the answers..????


    the previous one will not appear here on this thread.
     
  6. Yes, the answer is not here yet. I can repeat shortly:
    1. 11 baby ducks are hatched already yesterday
    2. the closest lake with ducks is about two miles from here.
    3. I have no photos prepared yet, but only one video from the day before yesterday. However, I have no permit to post it here.

    In general, we have a pool here, but not a pond. So, I am not sure they are able to find enough food around.
     
  7. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls BYC Fan Premium Member Project Manager

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    @WVduckchick what would you do?
     
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  8. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls BYC Fan Premium Member Project Manager

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    Call your local game warden.
    They should come pick them up....??
     
  9. WalnutHill

    WalnutHill Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Wild ducks hatch out a clutch just about every year in my yard.

    They do NOT need a lake close by. Any standing water, ditch, backyard fish pond etc are sufficient. They will eat grass and plants.

    They will be able to fly within a few weeks but it's very unlikely they will stay that long. Momma will probably walk them out under a gate or through the fence.

    If they don't bother you, there is no need to bother them. If you put out a dog dish full of water with a rock in it and one outside, they will be able to drink and not drown.
     
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  10. peaceisgreen

    peaceisgreen Out Of The Brooder

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    ^^i second this leave them be and give them space and watch from a safe distance if you please
     

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