We are having so much trouble with newcomer Mercy.
She just won't eat. I gather a huge bunch of
nightcrawlers each day and feed them to her to keep
her from starving because she won't eat her Mazuri
food at all. I've also been shaking berries from the
Russian olive trees in the pen.
She just doesn't realize she's a duck. Whoever
abandoned her was not feeding her right. She hunts
after bugs all day long in her pen, but there aren't
many in there (they don't last long!).
She follows people everywhere, but when our other
ducks try to befriend her, she pokes them and chases
them off. We were counting on them to teach her how
to eat, but since she doesn't recognize that she's a
duck, she's not mimicking their behavior.
I'm going to have to think of some kind of plan...