Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by EvansKacie, Oct 15, 2018.

  1. EvansKacie

    EvansKacie Hatching

    Oct 15, 2018
    Hello, I have been leaning on BYC for over a year now since "jellybean" came into our lives. His mother and other ducklings were hit in the highway, in front of my husband June 4th 2017. I received a surprise visit at work from my husband with this tiny little animal in his hand. Hardly recognizable due to the rocks stuck in his little head and from being tossed up and down the highway, he had just went through the most tragic beginning! My husband hands him to me, says please do whatever you can to not let him die. Beings I am an animal lover and have abilities beyond most to understand and care from them it was not the first time someone has asked of me the same thing. I reminded him that he was so little, shock is going to be a really hard one to overcome with him, but i will try. Stayed up for 2 nights all night with him, third morning he was looking at me with these loving glossy eyes and that was the beginning of my life completely changing upside down, i love him like i never knew possible for ducks are pretty cool. But, i do not advise anyone to take on this situation nor a duckling unless you are well aware of the task at hand. Your life is changed 100% to have them, care for them and it is beyond the task of any domestic pet, way beyond. Its very tiring and overwhelming at times and did i mention MESSY, like a lot. You have to compromise like you never have before. For me, patience and love came natural and he is truly love of my life these days, my husbands too. Jellybean rules the roost here, he had some issues from the accident that killed his family causing him to not have all the normal skills wild ones have therefore he is with us, always. Im happy to help anyone in the same spot or thinking about the prospect of duck ownership and have experienced some scares, ups and downs, emotions, and will detour most from doing what we are.
  2. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

    Dec 29, 2015
    Mossyrock, WA
    Kacie Welcome to Backyard Chickens I am a non duck person but hope you enjoy your time here there are tons of duck people here also
  3. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

    Jul 23, 2018
    Apalachin, NY
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! :frow
    What an amazing story! Thank you and your husband for your compassion in helping that poor little guy! He's lucky to have you and you him.
  4. FlappyFeathers

    FlappyFeathers Crossing the Road

    Feb 5, 2018
    Northwest Oregon
    My Coop
  5. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Crossing the Road

    Mar 21, 2016
    Maricopa, AZ. (near Phoenix)
    Welcome! Jellybean was very lucky that your husband found him and brought him to you!
  6. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hi and welcome to BYC. Thanks for sharing your story with us.

    This is a useful link of BYC guides to take a look at announcements-feedback-issues-guides.3 (there's a guide on how to include your location under your avatar - including your location is very helpful). You can use this link to contact members in your area - Find your State's thread.

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Thank you so much for taking Jellybean under your wing. Welcome to Backyard Chickens and ducks.
  8. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy :frow and Welcome to Backyard Chickens.

    Thanks for joining our community! :celebrate
  9. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

    Dec 12, 2013
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    It's nice to have you here, thanks for sharing Jellybean's story with us!
  10. rjohns39

    rjohns39 Addict

    Aug 20, 2015
    Smith County, TN
    Hi and welcome to BYC :frow We're so happy you've decided to join us :ya
    What a nice story

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