Tuesday, August 17, 2010

New Duckling Pic (8-17-10)

Here is the latest pic of our new grandbaby, taken over the weekend. We still don't know the sex of the new arrival that we're calling "BD", for Baby Duck. I tried to get a better pic of mother and child outside, but Momma is very protective and gets between me and the little one every time I get too close, even shooing BD back into the coop when she gets over-annoyed with me.

The baby's leg is healing up nicely. We were afraid we'd have to put it down last week when BD suffered a broken leg in the pond. The vet said it was already healing and suggested we give it time and keep the baby inside the coop to rest for a few weeks. We let them out for about an hour at a time, two or three times a day to join the rest of the ducks. BD is healing quickly and is hardly limping at all now.

We've noticed that some of the bass in the pond have had babies and the mothers have naturally been very protective of them. We figure BD got too close to the fry and one of the momma fish went on the attack. I had no idea  there was so much drama going on here at Morning Wood Acres.
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