Info about duck hatched by goose

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by madhatter1, Jun 13, 2016.

  1. madhatter1

    madhatter1 New Egg

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    I have a 2 week old duckling that was hatched by my goose, there were 3 ducklings but think my cat had taken 2 so I brought the little fella inside as mother goose wasn't really interested in it, how old should it be to let it have a swim? And any other info on how to bring it up would be great thanks
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Sorry for your loss sounds like you made the right decision in taking this one in. Here is some info on raising ducklings that may help.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/750869/raising-and-caring-for-ducklings#post_10611711

    If you can keep the duckling from getting chilled it can swim now in the bath tub in warm water start with water just up to top of it's leg then gradually make it deeper till it's floating Never leave the duckling un attended. After it has had time in the tub pat dry and place back under heat lamp. Too bad you can't get a buddy for it, ducklings do so much better if there is more than 1.

    @madhatter1 Welcome to BYC
     

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