My duckling was stuck in a milkjug.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Sparrow, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. Sparrow

    Sparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went to check my last brooder of ducklings(only 3 of them) this morning, and I noticed my F&W Runner, Jazzy, was missing. She has jumped out twice before...she's a wild thing!.....but she never went anywhere after she did. She just stood there looking scared. lol I thought I was going to have to search the bathroom for her when I hea rd loud peeping. I went closer to the brooder to see what was going on, when I saw their milkjug waterer tipped over on it's side...and Jazzy's booty sticking out of it!! :eek: As soon as I saw her, she started peeping and tumbling the jug around trying to get out, but there was no way she could get herself turned around. It was a gallon milkjug that I had cut a horizontal slit in just big enough that they could get their heads in to reach the water in it. I have NO idea how she got herself in there, she is big enough that she is beginning to feather!! I had to get a pair of scissors and cut the whole top off of the jug to get her out. As soon as she was free, she took a few laps around the room before I put her back in with her buddies. [​IMG] She is perfectly fine now, just soaking wet.

    I just thought it was the wierdest...and funniest, poor thing...duckling experience yet. Too bad I couldn't take thetime to take a picture, it was hysterical looking! I'm so glad she isn't hurt. [​IMG]
     
  2. Dodgegal79

    Dodgegal79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats too funny. Little ducks can squeeze themselves into or out of anything it seems.
     
  3. DuckLady

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    They do get themselves in trouble don't they? I am glad she is ok! [​IMG]
     
  4. Sparrow

    Sparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was SO glad to see that she was alright! I was worried that she might have sprained her leg because of the way she was wedged in, but she is completely fine. I also modified their jug so there areno more holes to get stuck in.

    It's wierd what ducklings seemto get themselves into! They are so squishy I guess they are capable of some surprising things. [​IMG] This particular baby is a wild thing!
     

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