blended family--lone duckling with new chicks?
Two days ago we were given 2 very young (guessing 3-5 days) Mallard ducklings by a neighbor who found them crossing her yard. One has died. The other looks pretty goodÂheÂs eating a little, drinking and under a heat lamp. I held him for about an hour last night and he seemed quite happy. But heÂs alone and I know thatÂs not good. Friday we are getting six 2-3 day old Buff Orphingon pullets. I am thinking about putting the duck with them just so he isnÂt alone. I know that might mean problems down the line as ducks and chickens have different needs. I have thought of trying to find a CD with baby duck sounds to play for him. He just looks so lonely. I have never had a duck.