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Got Our First Duck

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by OldGuy43, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. Okay, I admit it. I'm like Charlie Brown. I feel sorry for the Christmas trees that are left in the lot after Christmas.

    Today I went to the place where I've bought all our chickens to look at ducks. They only had one, a Khaki Campbell hen and she had a broken leg. She looked so lonely, and quacked so mournfully when I walked up to her cage that I bought her anyway and brought her home. She's in a small cage with food and water, and seems happier, anyway. The chickens are already clucking, hopefully to welcome her.

    From everything I've read here there's a good chance she'll heal on her own, given time and make a good addition to the flock.
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    DUCKGIRL89 Songster

    Apr 28, 2011
    YAY! so glad you got a duck! Just make sure she has clean, fresh water, and also make sure she has clean bedding at all times. and make sure her food is always full. Praying that your duck makes it!!!!!!!
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2012
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Oh, OldGuy, aren't you just the sweetest fellow!

    Good luck with your duck!
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    X2 that is so sweet. forgot to ask how old is she?
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2012
  5. jdywntr

    jdywntr Songster

    Oct 31, 2009
    Somerville, AL
    Good luck with your new girl. Very nice of you to help her. Just keep her quiet and give her time to heal.

    Does she have a splint on? Did the people you got her from tell you how long ago the injury occured?

    I checked Storey's Guide and it says 14-28 days for the bones to mend.
  6. dumb_cluck

    dumb_cluck Songster

    Mar 26, 2010
    Upstate NY
    Bless your heart, "Charlie Brown" ! [​IMG]
  7. Smiles-N-Sunshine

    Smiles-N-Sunshine Songster

    Oct 19, 2008
    Palominas, Arizona
    We have a very nice Khaki Campbell hen with a crippled leg. She just kinda bounces along following the other ducks, and doesn't seem to be bothered by her condition. So, if your gal doesn't fully recover, she can have a good life anyway [​IMG]

  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member


  9. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    Welcome to Duckdom!

    And a Khaki Campbell, at that! Bravo!

  10. Welcome to the kingdom of Babel-pond. I am king Nebu-quack-nezzar, and these are my humble servants, Shad-quack, Me-quack, and Aben-duck-o..

    Er, it's an inside joke...
    I remember you from the Easy Garden, where I go by an alias.
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2012

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