Wood duckling found.

Discussion in 'Ornamental Fowl (Swans, etc.)' started by HarpyHaven, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. HarpyHaven

    HarpyHaven In the Brooder

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    We found a wood duckling that we suspicion was ditched in a local feed store. Are wood ducks good for showing? I have no experience in showing, but would like to get my sisters into it. What do I need to know?
     
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  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Go down to the ornamental thread and you’ll find those with this species.
     
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  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Is it a wild wood duck @HarpyHaven ?
     
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  4. HarpyHaven

    HarpyHaven In the Brooder

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    Yes. The hatchery the store goes through doesn't have any wood ducks. We're guessing someone found it wild and just ditched it there.
     
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  5. Fairyloop5

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    I LOVE wood ducks! Can we please see pics!?!
     
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  6. HarpyHaven

    HarpyHaven In the Brooder

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    This is Chuck the wood duck.
     
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  8. Trimurtisan

    Trimurtisan Team flappy foot

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    It's sure is cute!
     
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  9. Helanaii

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    Very adorable !! But PLEASE take it to a wildlife rehabilitation IMMEDIATELY!!!!

    Woodducks need the exact opposite care of a domestic duck--- I found this out a week ago of doing nearly everything WRONG.

    It is also completely illegal to keep a Wood duck as they are protected under the Migratory Bird act in the United States ^^ So whoever put that duckling in there---- Shame on them.

    Trust me the baby is better off in the hands of professional and liscensed handlers!
     
  10. HarpyHaven

    HarpyHaven In the Brooder

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    We already know that it already needs special treatment and we're calling the warden in the morning.
     
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