New woodies! now to get them to eat.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by clintwilson59, May 25, 2011.

  1. clintwilson59

    clintwilson59 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My aunt just brought me 9 baby wood ducks but i cant get them to eat or drink, any advice?
     
  2. halecards

    halecards Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they?
     
  3. clintwilson59

    clintwilson59 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not real old, no more then a week or 2 if that.
     
  4. La Mike

    La Mike (Always Slightly Off)

    Nov 20, 2009
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    Take some starter feed and make a kinda mash with it and spread some around it on the flooring. Put it on the side of the waterer and edge lip of it also. Watch and make sure they find it and start feeding [​IMG]
     
  5. halecards

    halecards Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, hmmm...my guess would be because they've been moved and they're just getting used to there new home. I'm sure they'll be eating and drinking by tomorrow.
     
  6. Speceider

    Speceider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With woodies, you need live food. I am assuming that your post suggests they are wild birds that were "found".

    Clint
     
  7. clintwilson59

    clintwilson59 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I didn't ask questions in case of that. I did get them to eat some shredded grass so I put their food on top so maybe that will help, I also stick a chick the same size in with them to kinda show them the ropes.
     
  8. KansasKid

    KansasKid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2010
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    Quote:I didn't ask questions in case of that. I did get them to eat some shredded grass so I put their food on top so maybe that will help, I also stick a chick the same size in with them to kinda show them the ropes.

    Well then you know they are wild. If they were captive breed the person handing them over should have handed u paper work as well.
    In cases like this wild birds need to be handed over to a licensed wildlife rehabber (or at least in contact with) so that proper care can be taken so that they can be released back into the wild.
     
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  9. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I didn't ask questions in case of that. I did get them to eat some shredded grass so I put their food on top so maybe that will help, I also stick a chick the same size in with them to kinda show them the ropes.

    Well then you know they are wild. If they were captive breed the person handing them over should have handed u paper work as well.
    In cases like this wild birds need to be handed over to a licensed wildlife rehabber (or at least in contact with) so that proper care can be taken so that they can be released back into the wild.

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