Category Archives for Health

Euthanasia guidelines for handicapped ducks and quality of life issues

Note: This post deals with rescued ducks, and mostly with domesticated handicapped ducks. In the past week, we took in a rescued wild mallard duck from another local rescue group as a “last chance” for this duck. We don’t know … Continue reading

26. July 2015 by Silly Human
Categories: Health, Information, New Rescues, Sad Endings | Leave a comment

Vet Fund for Injured Orem Ducks & Geese

Some time around February 6th, an unknown monster began illegally shooting rescued ducks, geese, coots and other shore birds at the community pond where we placed the rescued Sugarhouse Park ducks. The pond was also home to domestic geese relocated … Continue reading

16. February 2015 by Silly Human
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Bread is Bad for Ducks

This spring, we’ll be handing out packets of healthy duck treats to anyone feeding bread to ducks in the local parks. The packets will contain cracked corn along with a pamphlet with lots of fun duck info on it, including … Continue reading

13. January 2015 by Silly Human
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Foster kid Francis’ Cause of Death

If you haven’t already heard, our foster duckling Francis passed away unexpectedly on Saturday afternoon. Francis started limping on Thursday, went to the vet Friday and died Saturday. We all thought he had a sprained leg, but when he died … Continue reading

10. September 2013 by Silly Human
Categories: Health, Information, Sad Endings | 7 comments

It’s Raccoon Time!

SPECIAL NOTE: This time of year, through the end of November, is often a very active time for raccoons in the Northwest. Take EXTRA care to keep your flocks safe and do not underestimate raccoons. They can attack any time … Continue reading

04. September 2013 by Silly Human
Categories: Breaking News, Health, Information | 1 comment

Basic Duck or Chicken Exam

Because birds can be so good at hiding symptoms when they’re sick, it’s important to give them regular check-ups to ensure they’re happy and healthy. This is something you can do at home, and it will help you become familiar … Continue reading

15. June 2013 by Silly Human
Categories: Health, Information | 2 comments

What’s wrong with my duck?

At least once a week, we get asked to provide veterinary advice on an injured or sick duck. Let me use a people example to illustrate why we advise people to never ask for veterinary advice online. Here’s a post … Continue reading

15. June 2013 by Silly Human
Categories: Health | 2 comments