I CANNOT for the life of me, find ducklings in my area >:/

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by marsbars, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. marsbars

    marsbars In the Brooder

    Apr 27, 2011
    I took my little duckling with the twisted leg to the vet today and she said it was a defect, and that it would either adapt and learn to survive, or wouldnt thrive. She said the only thing I could really do is continue to let it swim to try to strengthen the leg, and break down a cuttlebone over its food to help with calcium. I tried throwing food at the bottom of the kiddy pool they swim in, the bigger one will dive right for it, and the little one(which my family has started to call Nemo, because of his leg, I thought it was silly [​IMG] ) will try, but I guess isnt strong enough to go under. Will this be a problem?

    Heres the video again of the little guys leg.

    So I've decided to look for a third duckling, just incase the Nemo unfortunately doesnt survive, I dont want the big one to be alone.. But I cannot find them anywhere! Ive checked the local feed store, craigslist, and our newspaper..I even called the shelter to see if some kids dumped them there... (thats how I got these little guys..unwanted easter gifts![​IMG]) and nada! Does anyone have any suggestions?

    I'm really hoping Nemo survives. Hes soo much smaller than the other.. (I'll have to post pictures.) & all of this has really got me attached [​IMG]

  2. DurhamDuck

    DurhamDuck Songster

    Mar 26, 2011
    Durham, Connecticut
  3. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Crowing

    Apr 14, 2011
    Central Oregon
    This time of year, you can put an ad on Craigslist offering a safe home for unwanted Easter ducklings.
  4. marsbars

    marsbars In the Brooder

    Apr 27, 2011
    That's a good idea.. but I don't want to end up with more then two. I'll try it though, thanks![​IMG]
  5. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    I've found that some veterinary offices get calls from animal control and individuals looking for homes for animals. I have helped rehome a runner mix drake that way (I was also contacted about a goose - but happily, someone else was able to find him a home).

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