Monday, 3 July 2017

More Duckling Woe

Yet another casualty this evening when a duckling was bitten by an adult mother duck. The duckling appears to have a broken leg and was in distress limping onto the shingle but unable to walk. I brought it home and phoned the vets, but cant be seen until the morning. Meanwhile I have stabilised the leg and given it an anti inflammatory to reduce the pain. 

It now shares the brooder with the small weak duckling which I will attempt to return to it's mother in the morning.

Ironically this was the same mother that broke the other ducklings leg this evening!  It's a tough world out there ! 

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