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badfairy
02-19-2001, 08:48 PM
Does anyone know anything about how to raise a duck? I just recieved one from a local pet dealer who was getting ready to feed it to a snake. It just looked so completely helpless that I couldn't let that happen, but the problem is that I am unprepared for it and I need some info quick. I have been searching online for a while now, and I just can't find what I am looking for. If anyone has info on what to feed it and how best to take care of it, I would greatly appreciate the shared knowledge... http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/confused.gif

Karen
02-19-2001, 10:18 PM
I don't know a whole lot, but I will share what I do know - keep the duck protected, as a friend had hers eaten by a raccoon. Cracked corn is yummy to ducks, how old is the duck? Is it just a baby duckling? Give him/her a tub of water to play in ... I'll try to find more info and get back to you!

Karen
02-19-2001, 11:35 PM
Okay, I went surfing and found some very helpful sites about raising ducks. These first two mainly talk about how to house them, keeping them warm (very important if it's a duckling), etc. http://www.metzerfarms.com/raise.htm http://oror.essortment.com/shelterplancud_rkku.htm

This site has very straightforward info on what to feed your duck (besides cracked corn!) http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/poulsci/techinfo/4Fact02.htm

What kind of duck is it, and how old?