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Duck attacked by Raccoon (Still alive is there hope?)

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Baylor, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    What a great report. I am so happy for you that all the TLC has paid off. Not many would go to the length you have, I hope when she is feeling better you post some pics I'd like to see this brave lil miracle duck. Sounds like she is well on the road to recovery. [​IMG]
     
  2. Newchickiemomx2

    Newchickiemomx2 Out Of The Brooder

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    Any updates on Peeps? I just read through and I'm hoping she's still doing well! How are her eyes? :( We lost one of our first ducks to a raccoon. Well, Im assuming it was a raccoon, we dont have many other predators. All we found left of Ming Ming were some bloody feathers. Noodles, our other duck, was so sad to watch.. all he did was call for her and wouldnt leave our sides. Heartbreaking.
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    So sorry for your loss, were you able to find Noodles a friend? and [​IMG]
     
  4. Baylor

    Baylor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am so sorry for your loss I know how tough and hard it is first hand. Peeps is doing great but is completely blind. All her feathers have grown back and she acts normal but a bit skittish around sounds. I keep her penned next to the rest of the ducks - at some point I would like to integrate her back to her duck friends but a little worried about her free ranging with them during the day. The boys all want her back in the group now [​IMG]She hasnt laid another egg yet which I am not sure she ever will perhaps her body just was shocked too much. I certainly realize she is going to be much more work than the rest but luckily for her she lives in a place where we will give her special care. I am not gonna lie there are many times I wish it was 5 mins earlier or 5 mins later and the outcome would have been completely different..
     
  5. Newchickiemomx2

    Newchickiemomx2 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you :) I ended up introducing him to my MIL's birds. She has a farm with a bunch of free ranging chickens and ducks. He's been happy there and has a very pretty Khaki girlfriend :) We've moved on to chickens here... less mess and quieter in the city. I do miss them though!
     
  6. Newchickiemomx2

    Newchickiemomx2 Out Of The Brooder

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    Glad to hear she is doing good! She will adjust to being blind, if she hasnt already. It just takes time. She's lucky she has you to help her and take care of her!
     
  7. Baylor

    Baylor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I integrated her for about 5 hrs this weekend under somewhat supervision and she did good - now the boys did pull her out to the middle of the pond and she swam in circles and wouldnt come back to shore - I dont think she knew how to...so the canoe to the rescue and scoop her back to shore! Put her closer to the house and not too long she was in the shallow part of the pond wading and eating algae! So hopefully on the weekends when we can kinda watch her through out the day she will be integrated. Good luck with the chickens wish I could have some but ducks is about as close to cheating with fowl I can come in my area!
     
  8. Buxton Ducks

    Buxton Ducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a blind duck who gets along just fine! He is so well adjusted now that it is hard to tell his handicap. All I can say is that Peeps is one lucky duck!
     
  9. Baylor

    Baylor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is good to hear Buxton. We take it day by day and keep our fingers crossed that she adjusts each day a little better than the last day. We did have to pull the canoe out again since she was stuck in the middle of the pond not willing to come anywhere near the shore. My husband did ask me what I planned to do to ensure there are no more canoe rescues [​IMG]I said I would supervise her closer...I am guessing we will have another canoe rescue in our near future. The boys pulled her out there faster than I could stop them again. I guess their deeds are easier in water.
     
  10. tonirene

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    I have just read your posts and was wondering how peeps is today?
     

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