Show off your house ducks!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Scovy Momma, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. LadyHawkeAvry

    LadyHawkeAvry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Everything she gets is cooked - mom gets meals on wheels, takes a few bites, then doesn't touch the rest, so it goes to the ducks. It's all cooked soft and senior citizen bland. I slice the meat into cubes, and they are good to go. Of course, the potato is one of her absolute favorites...
    I would cringe with the chocolate too! That's off limits for her, along with any caffeinated drinks. She likes tea, but I only give her herbal for that reason, and have to put up with her pouting because I refuse to let her sample my coffee!
    Any other veggies I should know about? As the season progresses I usually end up with tons of fresh greens for them from everyone's gardens that we mince and feed raw.
     
  2. Amykins

    Amykins Overrun With Chickens

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    Wobbles LOVES curry. He does everything he can to steal it from my plate! And of course I panic even though I know there's no onion or garlic in it. But it just baffles me how stubborn these creatures are, LOL! Rice, spices, sugar, beef jerky...it's all up for grabs with this duck.

    Can you tell I'm an overprotective duck mom? Naaahhhhh... [​IMG]
     
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  3. LadyHawkeAvry

    LadyHawkeAvry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bet he looks so adorable covered in curry!!!!!!!!
     
  4. Amykins

    Amykins Overrun With Chickens

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    It's pretty hilarious! Mostly he just runs out of arm's reach after grabbing a mouthful and then does the clacky thing, kinda like Tevye in a water stream:

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    Sorry Gentila, I will never get tired of linking this youtube gem! [​IMG]
     
  5. Kaessa

    Kaessa Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. LadyHawkeAvry

    LadyHawkeAvry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love the clacky thing!!!!! Those may or may not be marshmallows (cough cough...)
     
  7. Amykins

    Amykins Overrun With Chickens

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    OM NOM NOM NOM NOM!
     
  8. LadyHawkeAvry

    LadyHawkeAvry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pale girl decided to rest in one of the nest boxes under the potting bench. Narcissus took over for Ducky, and is guarding her. My daughter hates him, but he really is a sweet boy!

    She sleeps with her leg extended (more comfortable because there is less pressure), so you can also see her pressure bandage. She has full range of motion with this configuration...
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  9. Amykins

    Amykins Overrun With Chickens

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    Poor, sweet girl...how long do you think it'll take until she's close to normal? A week? Two weeks? I do adore how Narcy is such a wonderful guardian. Anyone who says ducks and geese are just dumb, emotionless animals doesn't know their heinie from their elbow!
     
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  10. LadyHawkeAvry

    LadyHawkeAvry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In humans it takes weeks for septic arthritis to resolve, so I'm sure she will be similar. As long as I got that whole nidus of infection she should be OK. If there is still a deeper pocket she will have to go to the vet for exploration under anesthesia, because it would mean opening up the joint capsule completely. Hopefully my conservative incision and drainage was enough to clean out the infection. If she needs an involved orthopedic intervention she will have to be penned and on complete rest, which will make her miserable. I'm hoping I won't have to put her through that. She is unhappy enough indoors at night!

    And I agree! Anyone who thinks waterfowl are dumb and without emotion clearly has never owned one!!
     

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