How old do you think these two are?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Slothy, Aug 22, 2016.

  1. Slothy

    Slothy In the Brooder

    Sep 8, 2015
    Was going for a walk this morning when I heard the faint noise of a duckling chirping. I couldn't see any ducks around so I thought I should look in the drains as they sometimes fall through the grate...sure enough there were two ducklings down one of the drains! Now I had a real problem because there is NO WAY I could lift that grate up by myself so I ran home to try and find something to get them out with, no luck :/ then I ran back to the drain, was going to start knocking on doors for help but luckily for me a lawn mowing van had pulled up really close to the drain and one of the men managed to lift the grate up for me so I could reach into the drain and grab them! :)

    I have fostered ducklings before so I plan to raise them now. How old do they look? a week?[​IMG]
  2. GoldenFlight

    GoldenFlight Songster

    Sep 25, 2015
    They look like they are a day or two. They most likely just hatched and were heading to the nearest water source when they fell in. I just fostered a little wood duckling this year too and had the police get 11 wood ducklings out of a drain in town that were thankfully returned to there mother.
  3. HannahDuckLover

    HannahDuckLover Songster

    Jul 10, 2015
    I'd guess 3-5 days old. I don't see the egg tooth.

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