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Lame Duck Is Back & This Time She Has Friends

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by OldGuy43, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Lame Duck has been doing well with her swimming so we decided it was time to introduce her to the cluckers. Yesterday we put her convalescent cage next to the fence just outside the hens run. Everything went great. The cluckers walked over and looked her over. When they went to the other end of the run where she couldn't see them she'd stand up, stretch her neck as high as she could and quack loudly.

    This morning we moved her cage into the run. Yet another success as you can see here:


    It took over 7 hours to upload this video to You Tube so don't expect many more this long. [​IMG]
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Very encouraging! You've got a good approach to introducing them! Sounds like she's willing to make friends. Bravo!
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  3. nickie

    nickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oldguy, is it possible for you to post the link to YouTube, the videos won't play for me (In using a phone) and I'd love to see her.

    Oh, and I'm super glad you are enjoying your duck.
     
  4. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you! Here ya go:

     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Just watched your video, your chickens are beautiful and your duck has grown, do you think she'll be able to use her leg? I hope so she sure looked like she wanted to out with them all.
     
  6. veronicasmom

    veronicasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is great! I am sure she was happy to get some outside time. Do you have other ducks or just chickens? Thanks for sharing the vid, even though it was a pain to upload to Youtube.
     
  7. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    At the moment, just the one duck. Plans call for adding a flock of about a dozen ducks.
     

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