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Bye bye duck + new dove blog

Joby the drake has gone home - all details in my new dove blog. And lots of photos of special baby, Pearl


Posted at 22nd Aug 2012 - 09:14PM   Posted by Faith   Bye bye duck + new dove blog Comments: 8

Blackbird's Avatar What good news- you are a marvel Faith.

Posted by: Blackbird on 23rd Aug 2012 at 04:47AM

Westerwitch's Avatar Brilliant blog.

The bird with the injured leg sounds as though it has a serious infection and the leg is dead and very likely gangrenous . . . it will probably need amputating . . . if the birds body hasn't walled of the infection then the bird will die of septicemia . . .

Could Wildlife Aid help because the bird should really see a vet?

Salt water is very good for wounds Very Happy

Posted by: Westerwitch on 23rd Aug 2012 at 09:37AM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar They do keep you busy all these birds don't they Faith, I hope Joby enjoyed his holiday with you.

WW's idea is a good one , do you have a rescue centre nearby?

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 23rd Aug 2012 at 10:05AM

Cowgirl's Avatar Wow you have your hands full for sure, Faith! Bye bye to Joby (should have been called Jake!) hope you remember your kind Aunty Faith!

Posted by: Cowgirl on 23rd Aug 2012 at 10:47AM

Faith's Avatar The bird with the injured leg has now died WW. We do have a rescue centre nearby FN, which WW knows as she used to work there! I have a feeling that they just put ordinary pigeons down whatever the illness/injury - I've taken several up there at different times and none have pulled through.

Posted by: Faith on 23rd Aug 2012 at 12:56PM

Westerwitch's Avatar Sorry to hear the bird died - but suspect it was too ill to be saved . . . suspect too you are right re the wildlife place putting down pigeons - I do know their resources were and probably are still stretched.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 23rd Aug 2012 at 01:13PM

Fennie's Avatar Sad that the duck has gone from your family. I do think that a peacock would go well with your flock. You could have bought one yesterday at the Vale show for 20 or so and some sweet little bantams like little balls of wool. There were geese too. They would keep your flocks in order and intruders (like foxes) away - unless they were sitting.

Posted by: Fennie on 23rd Aug 2012 at 01:44PM

Camilla's Avatar I am sure you will miss little Joby the Duck, Faith. Will catch up with your blog later Faith, but see here about the injured bird, so sorry to hear the sad news about birdie.

Posted by: Camilla on 24th Aug 2012 at 01:54AM

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