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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

All wasn't lost

Thank you to everyone who left me reassuring comments on my last post. I am feeling much better although still saddened by my quiet yard with no birds following me about.
 
Once we tidied up the mess in the pen we found a ray of hope. One of our sweet little bantams, Hawkie (she usually looks a little like a hawk), was still alive. Somehow in the fracas she found a hiding spot in an egg laying box and her life was spared. For that I'm very grateful.
 

She isn't looking or feeling her best but that's to be expected. She has wounds on her neck and some deep ones on her back but she is making progress with lots of tender loving care and a bit of wound care. When we found her she was quite listless but she does seem to have a strong spirit. She's no spring chicken either, at least five years old.


I have seen her drinking and eating on her own today but after needing a bit of help yesterday she seems to have taken to being spoon fed and watered. Sleeping inside probably helps too.

The ducks are all alive but traumatised. Not eating much and they seem to have lost their quacks and are laying very low. I would too. They won't even come out of their pen to free range.I'm hoping a bit more time will heal their injuries and their worries.
Tracy

12 comments:

Jan said...

Good news about Hawkie and the ducks. I can understand they must have been terrified. Some time and lots of TLC needed. For you too.

Sharon said...

A ray of hope she is. Glad you still have your ducks x

Louise Jane said...

Poor Hawkie give her some pats from me. Hopefully Hawkie and the ducks will be feeling safer soon.

Lost In Utensils said...

The trauma will pass for them however a little longer for you. Take care x

Janice said...

I'm so pleased that you had some survivors. I can understand them all being somewhat traumatised. At least they will receive lots of TLC.

KERYN B said...

That's great news Tracy.

Lisa said...

Bless her little heart! I'm glad she's okay - caring for Hawkie will be therapy for you, too, I imagine.

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Oh, poor Hawkie. I can only imagine her and the ducks fear. Hopefully they will all be back to their usual routine soon.

Jeanette said...

Missed your last post. Sorry to hear about your chickens. Glad Hawkie survived & is doing well. Gald the ducks survived too. Hugs,xx

xo.sorcha.ox said...

Oh my gosh! I had just read the sad news, but am so glad to know you had a survivor. Poor little chook, would be missing her companions. Hopefully she'll be fully recovered soon, although from the sounds of things, you might end up with an inside bantam!
~S.

shez said...

oh Tracy i dont know what to say,sending big hugs my friend.xx

judy said...

oh dear Tracy i was very sad when i read your blog.it must be devasting for you.maybe you should put a trap out and catch that quoll.how cruel he was.i didnt know they were so horrible. jude xxx