How old does a baby duck need to be to be turned loose into the wild?


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6. Release:
When your ducklings are fully feathered arrange to have them banded by
contacting the Bird Care and Conservation Society (see telephone white
It is not advisable to try to keep wild ducks as pets and ducklings
should be handled as little as possible.

A word of warning: Releasing the duck will be a heart breaking activity for both you and the duck. In raising them, we imprint on them and they become very bonded to us. The duck will most likely runn after you when you release it, wanting to go back home with you. In order to minimise this imprinting, don’t allow the duckling to follow you around. When they follow us, they think that we are their mothers, so you can imagin how sad it can be to just leave them on their own.

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