Stevie-Ray the blind duck turns one year old.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by duckyfromoz, May 20, 2011.

  1. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    My Blind Indian Runner Duck Stevie- Ray is now a year old - So I just wanted to post here to mark the occasion I never thought would happen when she hatched. I never expected her to live this long- when she first hatched with cloudy eyes, but am just so glad she is still around. I was just so worried about how she would cope. I have cared for many ducks with disabilities over the years- but mainly leg issues - so total blindness was a big worry. Knowing she would cope over the heat of summer, I did plan to bring her inside the house if necessary- but she has managed well living outside with the flock . She is the sweetest girl ..I was home from work today to prepare some birds for our first show if the year- and was so glad to be home and able to spend some time with her as well .

    After being let out for breakfast- Stevie hadnt laid her egg yet- so I took her back into the shed. She wandered around the pen and found a spot in a corner to make her nest.

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    She has never seen another duck make a nest- but I watched her pull the hay around her- turn around a few times and then lay her egg. Instincts really are amazing. I have started wondering about letting her hatch some babies of she ever goes broody. I think she would make a wonderful mother despite her disability.

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    Here she is again outside again after laying her egg.

    Stevie- Ray has a protector- A drake named Noggin who rarely leaves her side- he was also in the shed this morning with us- softly quacking while we waited for her to lay. He is her "seeing eye duck" when I am not around to watch out for her.

    I hope she is around for many more years to come.
     
  2. dumb_cluck

    dumb_cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome! She is so pretty!
     
  3. ChicaChicken

    ChicaChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Happy Birthday Stevie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thank you for sharing her story it just made my day! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. DurhamDuck

    DurhamDuck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Happy birthday Stevie!! She's a beauty!!
     
  5. davekrista

    davekrista Chillin' With My Peeps

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    awww, what a great story, happy birthday Stevie
     
  6. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Excellent update! [​IMG]
     
  7. cdnley

    cdnley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww what a nice story! I hope she is around for a long time too!
     
  8. my1stchicks

    my1stchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's so sweet!!!
     
  9. gofasterstripe

    gofasterstripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] Happy Brthday Stevie Ray, I hope you have many more beautiful years with your mum. [​IMG]
     
  10. Hattiegun

    Hattiegun Chillin' With My Peeps

    WOW !!! Thanks for sharing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great she has You and Noggin.... [​IMG]
     

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