Ducks of Our Lives... (Soap Opera)

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Tevyes Dad, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. pattyhen

    pattyhen Chicks Ducks oh my

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    That was Turbo and Que Sera is standing behind him. When he was hatched I believe his mother stepped on his head and injured him. He had balance issues and could stand for only a few seconds. We tried our best to nurse him back to health but he passed away sadly. Que Sera hatched in my hand, she was a late hatcher and I put her in with Turbo to keep him company. They were the best of friends and after Turbo died she joined the rest of the flock and she is still with us.

    Let us know when you post the video I would love to see it.
     
  2. Tevyes Dad

    Tevyes Dad Leader of the Quack Premium Member

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    I am sorry. [​IMG] Turbo may have just been a crested like Tevye, unfortunately balance issues and other brain related problems are common with crested and even if he had no crested in his lineage, it is a very rare natural mutation. The videos have processed, and are at
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1073315/voice-sexing-your-mallard-derivative-duck
    I would guess @Julie Bird would want to be notified too... Oh look, she has been [​IMG]
     
  3. Julie Birb

    Julie Birb Ducks win

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    Eeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeeeeee yes. I would. I have not seen this thread yet. I am so happy. Thank you, Tony. And I remember loving your book and the emotions it stirred in me.

    As you all may not yet know, I really love ducks. Here's proof. This is my desk at work now live PST.[​IMG]

    The 2 girls are Kensington, Pekin and Montgomery, WH. The pics are older but are now on my puter today. Now, I need to educate you all as to Mont's head. The WH. Look at how she's got it puffed out. Is that cute? See? I hone in on stuff like that when it comes to BIRD.
     
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  4. Debs Flock

    Debs Flock Birds on the brain Premium Member

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    I still miss Turbo. That was the first time I ever cried over the loss of a pet that I never met & that belonged to someone else. Patty, bless your heart. You & your dh did so much to try to help the little guy. You also did such a good job sharing the experience with us that it felt like I was right there with you.
     
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  5. LeannS

    LeannS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you very much It is a big book so I put it on my desk top to read and admire your pictures. You are truly hooked
    on ducks. I would be too. and probably will be in a very short time. No reason to explain our fondness for ducks. Only another
    duck owner would understand. Love your (Our Flock ) book. Thank you very much.
     
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  6. Julie Birb

    Julie Birb Ducks win

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    DEBS, me too. I still miss Turbo as well. Anytime @pattyhen mentions him I always think about that sweet photo of him and Que Sera in his therapy run. She is lovingly nestled next to him.
     
  7. Tevyes Dad

    Tevyes Dad Leader of the Quack Premium Member

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    Well thanks guys [​IMG]from @pattyhen 's write up, I thought Turbo was injured at birth and lasted a day maybe two. But after @Debs Flock 's and @Julie Bird 's responses, I had to dig back and find the thread with Turbo. Wow! He was such a trooper. Pattyhen, you and your DH did so much for him. It may be posthumously, but Turbo has another fan. I think a link to that thread would be a welcome addition to this thread. Now I have to look at the rest of my subscriptions with blurry vision... [​IMG]
     
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  8. pattyhen

    pattyhen Chicks Ducks oh my

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  9. Julie Birb

    Julie Birb Ducks win

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  10. pattyhen

    pattyhen Chicks Ducks oh my

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    Thanks everyone I still can't go back and read his story yet. Maybe one day I will be able too.

    Loved the video about the voice differences. You can sure tell the boys from the girls by the sounds of the quacks.
     

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