Another Girl Duck Gone Ducks are tough

by Scott Smith

What is it with only the girl ducks dying? A girl was presumably hit by a car today. We cleaned up her seemingly minor wounds and headed off to get iodine and clean straw for the duck house. We made plans to clean her wounds at least once a day to fight the fly issue but when we got back the usual foursome had become a threesome. We don’t know where she went. We walked up and down the road checking in neighbors’ yards and in the ditch that runs along the empty field. She must have been hurt worse than we thought and curled up somewhere to die.

It’s too bad that no one obeys the speed limit in front of our house.

Update:
So, the girl duck showed back up after all. She seems even more beat up but that could just be her wounds settling in. She has a pronounced limp now. We iodined her up and locked the birds up early. I think they’ll just have to stay in their house for a couple of days while we see how she does.

It’s still too bad that no one obeys the speed limit in front of our house.

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