Rescuing a Duck today....Found a good home for her!


CluckN'Crow Farm
11 Years
Aug 5, 2008
So we get a call from the vet this morning. Someone found a runner duck roaming the streets of Indianapolis and wanted to know if we could take it in.
Well, Kathleen and I have wanted to get runners for a while but keep telling ourselves no.
I'm leaving to go pick this cute little crested runner in a few minutes.
They say it is very friendy and follows everyone around the office. Needless to say we are excited to have this little buggar but I'm not sure if there is anything that I should know to give this little ducky a good home. Because of the urgency of the situation, I don't have time to go searching threads about the care of Runner ducks. Can anyone offer me any quick, helpful info? We have lots of chicken and turkey experience but have never tryed to raise a duck yet.

Thank you in advance for your advise.
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If you can do chickens and turkeys, you can do ducks.

Give it water in a pan that it can take a little bath in, and you're pretty well good to go with most of the other general care that your other birds need.
I wish someone would come and rescue some of the runners I see around my lake.

Can't wait to see the picture.

I agree with advice given, warm place, duck food and lots of water.
Ok, this most definetly NOT a runner!
Not sure where the confusion came in but....... This is a Swedish crested?? I'll post a pic in just a few minutes. She is soooooo funny! I sat her down outside and she follows me around.
I went into the house and she went OFF! Very big voice this ducky! Had to bring her in the house with me so I could update this.

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