Weeble the Duck
Weeble, a runner duck cross, was pulled out of a water treatment center in Ohio, along with 21 other ducks. Why someone thought that leaving a whole big group of ducks in a place where the water was going to be chlorinated we will never understand. Humans are an extremely odd (and pretty much clueless) species. However, some animals lovers learned about these ducks and RUSHED in to rescue them! We adopted Weeble and Wobble and Waddle.
Weeble has several other duck friends. Unfortunately his buddy Waddle got taken by a predator, but Wobble is still gamely by his side all the time! Added to their group are Howie, a Khaki Campbell duck who was found wandering around Hyattsville, Vern, a Cayuga/Mallard duck whose friends were all eaten by foxes and whose owner shrugged his shoulders and said, “yeah he’s probably next” (but a caring staff member whisked him off to live here), Virgil, an opinionated Muscovy duck who was dumped at someone’s property, and Wall-E, who came here when his lifelong duck friend died.
We have no idea how this happened, but one day Weeble came for dinner and to be put into his nighty-night pen and he was dragging his leg. We could see something was awfully wrong, so we took him to Quince Orchard Vet Hospital. They took x-rays and found a really bad break. And so, Weeble began a 6 week stay in the house. In the bunny room. It was really boring for him because he doesn’t really know how to communicate with bunnies, but slowly, slowly he healed. We went for two more visits to the vet to get him checked and re-x-rayed, and finally he was able to get his cast off. Two more weeks of rest in the house, and he was ready to go back out in the world. His friends reacted with GLEE and the most quacking you’ve ever heard.
You Helped Weeble
Without your generous support, we would have been in a bad position – do we treat this little duck or do we have him euthanized, because a duck cannot survive with a broken leg. But because you have made donations to our farm, we were able to get him the treatment he needed. And doesn’t he deserve a good life? Goodness, after being abandoned in a water treatment plant, any duck needs to have the royal treatment!