They hate me today....

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by katharinad, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    Ok, today was the day to put leg bands on. This means they were only let out into the small pen, and they knew something wasn't right. Girls were quite vocal about it. [​IMG] They are still upset about it and fighting with each other. No hard fighting, just more bullying around. My husband grabbed one at a time and carried each one over to me. I gave them a full inspection of feet, mouth, eyes, etc, and put their nice little plastic rings on. I still see them nipping on the leg band, so they don't like their new jewelry for sure. Girls have their bands on their right foot, and the boy on the left one. I thought I had two ducks with bumble foot, but it turned out to be false alarm. [​IMG]
    I thought they had it because I watched them swim and it looked like it. On closer inspection those two only had small calluses, which are normal. I guess that had some real good dirt stuck to them in the water and it wasn't coming off. [​IMG]
    I better give them some extra treats today, so they will forgive us for the manhandling. [​IMG]
     
  2. chikky

    chikky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silly question, but why do you band them?
     
  3. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    They are all the same breed and a lot of the girls look the same. This way I can keep track of them and log in a book their progress, health etc. I'm using plastic rings with numbers on them that wrap around their leg and can be taken off when needed.

    They have forgiven me now, especially after I feed one half of a water melon to them.
     
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  4. chikky

    chikky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ahhh, got ya. Watermelon sounds like a good way to make up [​IMG]
     
  5. javajanie

    javajanie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad to hear they have forgiven you already! [​IMG]
     
  6. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

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    Only half a watermelon - they couldn't have been too mad!
     
  7. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

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    The 9 we have always have enough after half a melon. They actually get less because we are feasting on it too. [​IMG]
    They just love to eat out of our hands so it is a family event. Dogs get actually locked up in the house, because they want to be part of it. As a result they go ahead and raid the cat bowl, and the cat gets nothing. [​IMG]
     

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