How to Feed Wild Baby Ducks?


Baby ducks can be fed starter food which must be un-medicated. This is purchased from a feed store. Alternatively, they can eat crushed cereal, crushed dog or cat food, cottage cheese, chopped lettuce or green beans, and even hard boiled eggs. Although they are able to feed themselves from birth they may not recognize the food, so place a dab of it on their bill to encourage them to start feeding.
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1. Place the bird into a small container so that it doesn’t fall during feeding and so that it can try to maintain its body heat. Keeping the baby warm and comfortable is essential
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How to Feed Wild Baby Ducks
Wild baby ducks or ducklings are cared for very aptly by the mother duck. If the mother duck is not in the area caring for her ducklings, it is important to know how to feed them. Wild baby ducks should only be fed if the duck's survival depends on... More »
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