orphaned wild duckling - also posted on emergencies

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by dehave, May 15, 2008.

  1. dehave

    dehave In the Brooder

    Apr 27, 2008
    Someone on craigslist here found an orphaned wild duckling in the city. I refered her to a wildlife rescue or told her I would take it. She needs to know what she can feed it in the meantime without going to the feed store. (she's in the city) Is there any good substitute for wild game starter, that would be okay to get her through until she can place the duckling? I want to make sure I advise her correctly.
  2. jessica117

    jessica117 Songster

    Apr 23, 2008
    SE Tennessee
    How long are we talking here? If it's only a couple days I would take some cornmeal, mix it with water and cook it like you would cornbread. Once cool crumble it and feed. I did this in a pinch if I ran out of feed with my muscovys years ago. Plain cornmeal I suppose could be fed but it's so powdery I'm afraid it could cause problems, that's why I always cooked it. It won't be nutritionally complete, but it should be enough for just a couple days.

    That's the only thing I can think of. I'm sure someone else will have some ideas.


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