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Re: Doddery Duckling

Post by Honk » Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:04 pm

I didn't separate mine this year and the ladies suffered so it'll be like Tenko down there come spring. Going to be a real nuisance as there are far more drakes and they love the pond but seems mean to jail the ladies when they're not the victims. On the upside, it would make finding the nests much easier.
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Re: Doddery Duckling

Post by dorsetduckowner » Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:56 pm

Tenko is a great analogy! I find it easier to pen up drakes and ladies in groups that get on or the drakes still fight between themselves 🦆🙄
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Re: Doddery Duckling

Post by Honk » Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:05 pm

I hadn't considered grouping them, that's a great idea. Luckily, I've only had one case of serious bullying within the drakes and sitting the culprit in the naughty pen for a few days allowed the ostracised chap to return to the fold and made the bully consider the error of his ways.
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Re: Doddery Duckling

Post by dorsetduckowner » Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:14 pm

It’s a great idea if you don’t mind having 6 pens, 6 houses, six sets of food bowls and six clones to see to their needs all summer 😂
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Re: Doddery Duckling

Post by Honk » Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:26 pm

I'm sorry to report that Poo Diddy was put to sleep this afternoon. He'd been getting worse over the previous week. Today he was completely unable to get up without flipping straight onto his back despite his determination and obvious strength in his legs. I took him to a vet with poultry expertise and she said it was almost certainly a neurological problem. A real shame. Thanks for the help and advice.
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Re: Doddery Duckling

Post by Margaid » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:29 am

So sorry to hear that.
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Re: Doddery Duckling

Post by dorsetduckowner » Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:50 pm

Ahhh, I have only just read this. So sad :( I feel I knew him
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