Someone dropped this baby off in a box

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by newtimer, Apr 22, 2017.

  1. newtimer

    newtimer Out Of The Brooder

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    About 3 hours ago I notice 1 baby duck chirping and then see a box. Any tips? Don't know what kind it is. There are ducks here but they don't pay any attention to it. He/she folllows me EVERYWHERE. [​IMG][/IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. Bills vs Beaks

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    Dont you love when people are responsible with their pets? [​IMG]

    Looks like a little mallard duckie! Obviously he likes humans, lucky you [​IMG]. Do you own the other ducks? What kind of tips are you looking for? have you raised ducklings before?
     
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  3. newtimer

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    I don't own the others. Its a pond right in front of my apartment. The others here are Muscovy's. There used to be 8 American buff geese but they hauled all of them but 1 off...that's a whole nother subject. This 1 acts like a dad to the Muscovy babies when they're around so I'm hoping he will take to this one. I think he thinks we are his parents because we were the first he saw after getting dumped? And I guess I forced him into liking people cause I have been picking him up and carrying him everywhere [​IMG]. I absolutely HATE people who can do something like this. This baby found the right person though because I have "animal lover" tattooed on my forehead. But...he's (everything is a he to me at first lol) crying I guess for his mom or siblings? Will he be okay? Is there something I should do to make him more comfortable tonight? I've never raised ducks.
     
  4. Bills vs Beaks

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    He needs a brooder, a box with a heat lamp, to keep him warm
     
  5. newtimer

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    Okay I will do that. How old would you say, I've seen tons of baby ducks here and they are about this size around a week or 2 old. I just wonder why this person did it. They put him at the creek that runs along the pond (no one knows there's a creek unless you've been here or lived here) which makes me even more mad. Do they sell these ducks or could it have been someone's ducks who had babies?
     
  6. Bills vs Beaks

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    Ok, great. Make sure its the right temperature, around 90-95 F. A box works fine, and youll need to put some shavings down
    I would say about a week old...They sell these often at Tractor supply, so my guess is someone bought it, got tired quick, and dumped it. As if he could just live at the creek with out a mommy...[​IMG]people!
     
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    [​IMG]

    I was clipping flowers and he wiggled under me
     
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  9. PeaceDuckies

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    What a cute baby! I'd say it's a Mallard or Rouen.
     

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