wild duck

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by catiety, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. catiety

    catiety Hatching

    Jul 23, 2010
    Yesterday on my way home I rescued (I hope that's what I've done) a young female mallard from the downtown streets where I work. It was all alone and confused. It's possible she got separated from her kin, since I found her not far from the Hudson River; she is not acting like she was somebody's pet. I have it in a large cage in my house right now and am trying to reach wildlife rescue folks as to where I can take it. Can one just let a lone duck free by a pond? Would she like being around my chickens?
  2. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Songster

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    Keep trying to contact a rescue, it's the best thing to do. In the meantime, I would keep her isolated from your chickens, just as a precaution in case of illness.
  3. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Songster

    Mar 5, 2009
    Church Hill, TN
    Where in NY are you located? I know a rehabber if you're near the Capital District.

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