Monday, July 29, 2013

Animal Update

The meat bird that Sarah brought home is growing fast and has become almost a pet, we let it (we don't know if it's a girl or boy) free range all day and it likes to follow us about the yard.  The only thing I don't like about Polly is that it chases the ducks.

The duck that broke her leg is doing amazingly well.    We kept her in a cage for three days to let the break area heal so as not to bleed again (her bone was completely broken - a compound break).  She has adapted to life with just one leg and can swim and hop about.  She does usually lag behind the other three and sometimes has to stop and rest.     


  1. Your duck story reminds me of a woodland duck we rescued from the side of the road recently. She had a broken leg too, which meant she couldn't fly. She was flapping madly but couldn't leave the ground.

    Hadn't we come along, a domestic dog would have gotten her as there was one roaming the street. She's being rehabilitated by a wildlife carer in the area now. The injury looked really gory though.

    If your duck is a domestic one, then it will probably live a long life with your protection. A broken leg for a wild duck however, generally means a death sentence. Isn't it lovely how God allows us to tend to the animals in their need. :)

  2. I'm glad the duck is doing better. Life is always interesting on the farm.

  3. Tonya, your rescued chicken looks like a freedom ranger- the kind of meat birds we get. :)
    So glad your little duck is doing well! I hope you are enjoying this perfect summer weather. Love, Mel