Mallard duck

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by dao1947, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. dao1947

    dao1947 In the Brooder

    Apr 15, 2010
    My wife went to the feed store for some chciken supplies and came home with a Mallard duckling that was the runt. This was about a month ago and it is no longer a runt. Does anyone ahve any advise about introducing it to wild ducks in the area. We want Duckie to live her own life with other Mallards if she chooses. We won't be disappointed if she stays with us and the chickens though.
    Any adise will be greatly appreciated.

  2. lovesduckies

    lovesduckies Bedroom Farm Inc.

    Jan 11, 2010
    the ducky room
    if you've had it since a duckling and have raised it yourself, it's not good to let it into the wild. they need to be raised with other ducks in the wild to be wild. i wouldn't let it go. it's chance of surviving are not great
  3. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Songster

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    She will have become domesticated and would be best to keep her with what she is used to.
  4. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    If you let it lose you will just be feeding some predator.

  5. roocrazy

    roocrazy Songster

    Jun 11, 2009

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