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Please Note: It is very common to see a female duck with her ducklings in a busy residential area or street. The ducklings must stay with their mother for their best chance of survival. Mom knows best!
- Ducklings in pool: put a ramp in the water. Because they can’t fly like their mother can, they usually need help exiting the water to get to food, rest and warmth.
- Ducklings and mother in parking lot, or on/in the street: If it’s safe, you can usher them out of the street or parking lot. Mom will continue taking excellent care of them and walking them to the closest water source.
- If you do not see the mother in the area, gently corral the ducklings into a tall sided box with ventilation holes. Secure with a lid and call your local wildlife rehabilitation center.
Make sure that the duck is injured without touching it by checking for:
- A Drooping Wing
- Wing(s) held out from body
- Limping or obvious Leg injury
- Do not feed, water, or bathe the duck
- Gently place the injured duck into a small box with ventilation holes and close the lid
- Call your local wildlife rehabilitation center