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Originally Posted by rockymountain View Post

update- the weight was wrong, he is actually at 4lbs, not sure why my previous reading was  wrong. He is now standing on both feet. not sure if there is pain on his one foot that is still slightly swollen.

That's still great progress!! He looks wonderful!! You're doing a great job, so happy he found you... he does look like a Swedish or a Swedish mix... smile.png
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post #112 of 119
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I have him during the day, part time, in my office in a box next to me. I have been doing this as I don't like leaving him alone all day.  He sure lets me know when my cat is close by, he hisses like crazy.  If I need to leave my office I always close my door. . My cat is just laying close by mainly checking him out.  I have been lowering the temps every week trying to adjust him to the outside.  We  have an extremely cold winter single digit and am waiting this out for him at the time being.  Been busy keeping my chickens okay, putting ointment on their combs and wattles, so far okay in the pen. Lucky duck very lucky with a nice warm room every night.

post #113 of 119
You're doing great... glad he sits with you during the day... don't worry about the hissing, my Peg hisses at our cat when he gets too close to her too, and she's been around him since she was hatched, lol...

I'm curious, what area are you in? Maybe we can find a couple girls nearby for him for company once he's fully recovered... smile.png
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post #114 of 119
Great job! Keep us posted!
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post #115 of 119
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I live in Idaho,  on a mountain between Coeur d Alene to the pass towards Montana.  I have found out another duck was killed by a car on my neighbors property the same week I found Lucky, I am guessing  the mate of mine.  I was recently was told there is another duck on its own hanging out in a new housing group recently developed that doesn't allow farm animals. I was thinking of driving around this housing area and asking.  My only concern if it is another drake, not sure that would work for me so kind of feel not sure what to do if that is the case.

post #116 of 119
I spent a winter just south of you, in Stanley... definitely cold winters there!

Poor duck that didn't make it... Lucky is very lucky...

As for the other duck, you can find it and listen to see if it's a duck or drake... this should help you...

http://www.majesticwaterfowl.org/artquacks.htm
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post #117 of 119
Btw, if there aren't any girls around most drakes will get along fine together just to have company... just an FYI... smile.png
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post #118 of 119
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Update, I have to share, my duck is like a little toddler learning to walk.  He is not use to having two legs again and relearning how to walk with two feet.  His leg must of been hurt for a very long time. It is really sweet how he walks around, I will try to get a video before he masters this task,so you can see what I mean.

post #119 of 119
He sounds so happy
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