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lost baby advice please

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hi

i am a chicken keeper so very limited duck knowledge.

 

a baby malard (very young) was found by a young boy it was lost.

 

i have taken it and for him but dont know what to do with it next

please advice

i have a broody lamp so should i put it under there

sarah

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http://www.carolinecrockeroriginals.co.uk/sheldon_pages/handy_hints_for_raising_duckling.htm

 

http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=TNnf6FbDWZ8C&pg=PA191&lpg=PA191&dq=ducklings+mixed+corn&source=bl&ots=jH015ttY_G&sig=N8yesCXckpTVOTtd012BZOoiMvE&hl=en&ei=Xcb-Sfe6IcrMjAeAoPivAw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2

 

and ring the RSPB/RSPCA to see if they can point you in the direction of a local sanctuary who might be able to take it off your hands.

 

I'd keep it warm, make sure it has water and try giving it some mash/pellets or mixed corn. Have you got any chick crumbs?

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Hi just posted you a response

 

What a shame it was not left as its mother may have been around or is it the motorway??Why was it removed?

 

Depends how big but I expect it is small??

 

Any pic ?? to age it..? I just think its going to be small

 

Treat it like a chicken foodwise but if you try to unite it with other mallards ducklings but wont be accepted by her. She will kill it

 

See if you can find its mother if possible???

indie

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thanks for your help indie

 

i dont know where the boy found it or how long he had it, he did look for mum though.

 

anyway as posted on chickens, the poor little thing died.

 

thanks again

sarah

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