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New duckling and Silkie chicken!

Discussion in 'Poultry Row' started by Featheredfuffs, 8/1/17.

  1. Featheredfuffs

    Featheredfuffs Walking the driveway

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    I run a small animal rescue, and though it's usually strictly wildlife and foster kittens, I had a small patient that I just couldn't turn down...

    I work as a counselor at a local farm camp, and sometimes they have wildlife they need me to rehab. In this case however, they had a domestic 1 day old duckling that was attacked by the farm dog, and would of been euthanized if I couldn't take her. I couldn't turn let that happen, of course, but ducklings need company or they can get depressed. So I ended up buying a two month old silkie for company! What's two more permanent sanctuary residents... right? :hilarious: *sigh*

    Here's a picture (her head is a lot better now, but not totally healed. At one point I thought she would lose one of her eyes!)
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  2. alshgs

    alshgs Rollerblading along the road

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    Oh I love silkies! They are my favorite :)
     
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  3. Featheredfuffs

    Featheredfuffs Walking the driveway

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    They're so fuzzy and adorable! I've never had one before so I'm very exited to see what happens. It's so cute to watch the silkie marching around with the duckling in tow:laugh:
     
  4. iamwhoiam

    iamwhoiam Cruising the avenue Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Veteran

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    Congrats. So kind of you to take the duckling into your home and care for him/her and also nice of you to get him/her a friend.
    They are both very cute.
     
  5. camelotshadow

    camelotshadow Cruising the avenue Celebirdy of the Month Avenue Veteran

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    My Dad had silkies...cutest things!

    Thank you for helping the duckling...
     
  6. sunnysmom

    sunnysmom Cruising the avenue Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award

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    I love silkie chickens!
     
  7. faislaq

    faislaq I have a macaw and don't post enough photos I Can't Stop Posting!

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    What a lucky duckling and an adorable pair! They look so happy together already and they will lead charmed lives at your sanctuary! I'm so glad you're the kind person you are and took them both in, though that sounds like the kind of reasoning I try to use with my husband...
    I can see it now: "Honey, my duck was lonely so I bought a chicken." :shy: I can't imagine the look I'd get for that one. ;)
     
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  8. WeasleyLover

    WeasleyLover Cruising the avenue Celebirdy of the Month Avenue Veteran

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    Oohhhh they are both so precious! :heart: :heart: :heart:
     
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