Category: Rescue

view through the front door glass onto some ducks on the footmat

Ducks versus cats versus chicken

Funny to see the cat getting quite intimidated by the arrival of the ducks behind her and starting to freak and run away when one of the ducks started picking the cat’s tail.

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Two ducks, one sitting on a timber deck, the other in a flower pot right next to the other

Rescue or resident ducks?

Over the last couple of weeks several female Mallard ducks have been released back into freedom. The two which we released two weeks ago have turned into a permanent resident feature.

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4 Mellard ducks plus male and femals Paradise duck in the paddock next to a concrete water trough

Ducks teaming up

A few times in a row I have now been observing them in the paddock in the morning, making their way up the hill back to the house.
Down at the pond or on their way up they must have met our resident paradise ducks.

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Two little fluffy ducklings in a blue bucket

Buddies for Bludger and Quack

The vet found Daffy in his grandpa feeder for his chickens and Norbert got dropped of at the local vets. We thought we would take them home so they can be friends for our other rescue ducks.

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Fluffy duckling wrapped up in a towel

We got a bludger

On Wednesday we got a new friend for the chicks. It is a duckling and is called Bludger. Bludger is a rescue as we got him of someone in the community.

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Battery and our free range eggs in comparison

Eggs – the difference and the life of chickens

Fascinating to see the difference in eggs when I put some of ours into the egg carton too. Keep in mind that our chicken are mostly ex-battery hens that once used to produce those cage eggs. They were not considered good and productive enough for the batteries and hence would have been culled if we had not taken them.

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Silver playing with Cheetah - sometimes not sure whether she likes it

New fluff arrivals – more rescues

We had our lovely cat Kahlua with us for about 12 years, maybe a bit less however after such a long time you lose count – it feels like forever though. You get the idea. After she passed away and we were grieving for some time, we felt the urge to fill the void.

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Our rescue rats are starting to recover

Two more rescues

Two more rescues are becoming part of the family. They came with infected claws and paws and one was missing part of the tail. Now they are all fine again and quirky as.

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