Emergency! Babies in storm drain! Update: They are safe!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Raenh, May 10, 2019.

  1. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Aww empty nest again!
     
  2. Texag87

    Texag87 Crowing

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    We are looking at a place after work tomorrow that looks good for raising ducks. If the deal looks good and goes through, it won’t be long.
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    :fl Take some pics if you like it!
     
  4. Texag87

    Texag87 Crowing

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    It’s only 1.22 acres but we figure the ducks will be alright on an acre and we take .22 for us.
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Sounds like a plan:)
     
  6. Texag87

    Texag87 Crowing

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    Okay so the ducklings are rehomed and the bathtub brooder clean. Do you think things smell better? No, there is a skunk close by the house.
     
  7. Texag87

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    @Raenh , they are gone to a good home. Just talking to the lady in person makes me feel better though. She will send us pics as time goes on. Her son in law used to work with my Step son.
     
  8. Melky

    Melky Spring has sprung!

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    Great save! What happened to the mother? Any chance of reuniting her with the babies with the rehoming home.
     
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  9. CCUK

    CCUK Free Flying

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    I've been keeping up with this thread for the last couple of days and I think you guys and gals did a wonderful job and the teamwork was excellent. The one thing I can't get my head around is the attitude of the guard, he had a real hard stick up his backside that day. Such an uncompassionate act earns him a special place. When you look at feel good videos on you tube there are so many that have ducks stopping 8 lanes of traffic whilst they waddle over the other side or being rescued from drains or holes. I think there should be a law that any duck or ducklings stuck or in distress should be helped to a place of safety! Including blue light emergency! Jk! But it does take a cold heart to not want to do anything. Well done! :)
     
  10. Texag87

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    The mother seems to be doing good with her other 8 ducklings according to @Raenh . The others have been separated for 5 days now so the chances of her taking them back in are slim. The lady that took the ducklings has a friend that is in a therapy/rehab business and they were looking for ducks to help people recover. like bringing dogs to the hospital to visit kids. Most likely they will live out their lives on her ranch but a couple may become therapy ducks.
     

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