Hello, Benjamin from Brother’s Campfire here! Gather ’round and I will a spin you a tale from my backyard.
She has a permanent scowl and does not mess around with foolishness, especially from dogs.
She had taken to laying eggs right next to the fence, antagonizing the dogs. I asked what I should name her and got a lot of cool suggestions. I toyed around the idea of getting her a band.
Well, we were all settled down eating an epic dinner
when we heard the fence rattle and the ducks quacking and Trumpet our goose honking up a storm. We all ran outside to see that the neighbor’s husky had reached through the fence and was trying to pull my duck though a 3 inch hole.
How the dog managed to grab ahold is beyond me. It was a pull through chain and lattice.
I ran outside and the husky played tug of war with me over my duck. Grabbing the dog by the teeth, I lost a little skin in the game, but it was worth it. I had my duck.
My duck lost a bit more. She nearly had her thigh ripped from the socket. I put her in the shower to rinse her off and assess the damage.
Having lost a lot of blood, I sprayed disinfectant all over her wounds and then when that dried, sprayed her down with liquid skin. I let that dry and sprayed on a few more layers.
She was game and wanted to be outside so I laid her near the pond.
He left leg was completely useless. I will leave what is under her feathers to your imagination. I made sure the thigh was connected to the pelvis the best I could and felt for broken bones and could not find any.
She wasn’t going anywhere fast and still had a lot of spunk so I did not cull her, figuring she would die in the middle of the night near her friends.
My ducks are not like chickens and it seemed like they surrounded her protectively.
In the morning, she was standing on one foot with the other dangling in a distorted way.
I resolved to help and purchased a thumb and finger splint from Walmart.
Using a tiny hammer I flattened the bottom for a foot pad.
I used the finger splint for the second bend in the leg and affixed it to the duck’s leg.
To further secure it, we used an athletic tape that is water resistant.
After a few adjustments, she was able to use the leg as a kickstand but the leg did not move on its own.
We decided to call her ölümün ağzından. We can hardly pronounce it but it roughly means out of the jaws of death. It doesn’t look like we will need a band to pick her out.
I hope she pulls through.