Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Duck tales pt 2

Day 2

They were still unwilling to feed on the chicken feed provided. I was advised to get a domesticated duckling to show them the way to feed. Reluctant to get one because not planning to keep them for long. They were so tiny and possibly could not last another day without food. Worrying for the lack of nutrition, decided then to force feed them. The chicken feed was mixed with water into a paste and forced down their throat (at least into their mouth). Each of them went thru 2 rounds of feeding I think, because when you put them down you can't differentiate which is which.

Not a very successful attempt I thought. The remaining paste was put in the tray in their box. Then the most awaited thing happened, all of them head for the food. A good sign they will be alright.

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