An old fellow on a bicycle came to my house yesterday, with 5 ducklings rescued from the middle of a road. There was no mother around. Neighborhood kids had directed him to my door. I've done some research on feeding, but I want very much to prepare them for eventual release. Of course, I know I can't just dump them in some pond when they get big. Has any of you had experience in wild duck rescue? I have them inside now, and have a 10 x 10 foot dog pen for them when they no longer need an external heat source. All advice welcomed!
When they become adults if you put them in an area that has a lot of wild Mallard ducks in it they might learn to survive from them.