Terrie Lacy, duckling rescue question ASAP

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by MissPrissy, May 22, 2008.

  1. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    My husband works in Metro DC. A huge office building complex in the middle of a concrete jungle. Going out at lunch he found a momma duck and 9 ducklings foraging around a break area for food. The female is greyish brown with white lacing. I have no clue what she might be. He took the mother and ducklings around to a sheltered area of the complex where they wouldn't be run over and could eat.

    Would it be wrong for him to bring her and the ducklings home and turn them out here to be fed and cared for? Or leave them to forage for food scraps and possibly run over by traffic?
     
  2. scgamecock

    scgamecock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Get em girl!! [​IMG]
     
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I'd bring them home!
     
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I think they need a country home... lol
     
  5. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I would go back and take them. They would be much happier with you than where they are now. [​IMG]
     
  6. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    She is not a mallard, therefore not protected. Most likely a dump.
    Go get her and bring her home!
    Get the Mom first, then the babies.
     
  7. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    And post pic's............... [​IMG]
     
  8. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Bring her home....and the babies, of course! And give us pics! Good luck!
     
  9. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I asked for more photos. From what photos he sent I am sure she is a mallard. [​IMG]

    She will have to be left there to fend for herself and her babies. [​IMG]

    Can anything be done for her, Terrie?
     
  10. DuckLady

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    Go get them first, then try to contact a licensed rehabber. That falls under a Good Samaritan act. You need to do your best to place them with a Licensed wildlife rehabber, not just anyone. If you can't find one you need to let them go. Where you let them go is not for me to say, I don't know your area.

    you can check the rescuer listings on Duck Rescue and see if anyare in your area. Other than that, you can try the google search or your dept of fish and wildlife for ideas.
     

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