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I saved nine ducklings from getting crushed in the street.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by kryhsv, Jul 19, 2016.

  1. kryhsv

    kryhsv New Egg

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    They're in my tub now with towels and hot water bottles. I don't want to invest in brooding supplies but I need to figure out how to get them to eat. It's been about twelve hours and they're not interested in water or food. I'm worried they're going to dehydrate or starve before the wildlife rescue can come get them! [​IMG] Help? [​IMG]
     
  2. Cherib603

    Cherib603 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just leave a little bowl of water where they can see it. You can take their bills and dip them in the water so they know what it is. Leave a bread plate with some duck crumbles on it if you bought that. Or float tiny pices of lettuce in the water.
    I'm sure others have better ideas.
     
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  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Bless your heart for saving them. Wonder what happened to mama? are they wood ducks? and when is wild life rescue going to pick them up, I understand it's pretty hard to get wood ducks to eat. Go to ornamental thread and ask how to get them to eat. It's down past duck thread.
     
  4. kryhsv

    kryhsv New Egg

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    UPDATE: wildlife rescue called back finally and ID'd them as black-bellied whistling ducks and said they get stressed in captivity so they might not eat. I read @Cherib603's comment and decided to fill the tub up about an inch or so so they could preen and drink and then took a gamble and submerged a jar lid with mashed bananas in it and they ate some! Thank you guys for your help! We're on our way to the wildlife drop off right now and tonight they're going to a 200 acre wildlife rescue with other whistling ducklings that get picked up.
     
  5. tmorgan46

    tmorgan46 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2 thumbs up! If I had more, I'd certainly give more!! Great job all the way around!!!
     
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  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Awesome news.. I know you'll be relieved they are finally going to be in a natural habitat. Great job!!
     
  7. Lilki

    Lilki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay! Well done [​IMG]
     
  8. kryhsv

    kryhsv New Egg

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    Thanks for your help guys! I just started this account to help them and now they're safe. I appreciate it!
     

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