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Williamsburg, MI
(Zone 4b)

June 3, 2011
4:33 AM

Post #8605622

I'd only planed on a few birds for my flock this summer. I ordered a dozen straight run chicks to replace about half of my layers this fall. Then a batch of wild ducklings (12) came in for rehab. Add a half dozen baby blackbirds. Oh look! Someone gust gave me 8 domestic goslings that they got by mistake. Lets throw in five more baby mallards, how about another half dozen blackbirds...sure , no problem. Oops, here come the turkeys I ordered, What? The order got doubled with a free one thrown in? (15). Ok. Oh crap. I just rescued 17 finches (half on nests) from a nursing home. Oh boy. I just found a box of baby robins left on the porch. Well, maybe this is it. Wait. I have two domestic ducks on nests and a peahen with 5 eggs in the garden. Is Alfred Hitchcock hiding around the corner?
Richmond, TX

June 3, 2011
5:53 AM

Post #8605793

Wow! Good luck with all your avian rescues!
Lodi, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 3, 2011
10:06 AM

Post #8606164

OMG that is too funny.. I mean, not funny, but funny! Wow, no wonder you are not posting that much.. I see you have ummm your hands full?? Wow!

Vancleave, MS
(Zone 8b)

June 3, 2011
11:11 AM

Post #8606263

wow you sure have your hands full. Hope all goes well for the rescues

(Zone 5b)

June 3, 2011
6:26 PM

Post #8607023

Wow, were they ever lucky to end up with you! Sounds like a fun and interesting bunch.
Williamsburg, MI
(Zone 4b)

June 3, 2011
8:41 PM

Post #8607371

We just added a red fox kit to the mix,(along with porcupines, squirrels and turtles), it could reduce the bird population if she gets loose.

(Zone 5b)

June 4, 2011
6:16 AM

Post #8607916

Oh heck, what's a few more animals LOL. I'm sure you don't have time for pictures, but just in case, I'd love to see what a baby fox looks like. Bless your heart for taking in and caring for these animals!


Eatonton, GA
(Zone 8b)

June 4, 2011
6:20 PM

Post #8609178

Whewwwww! That made me tired just reading it! A mothers work is never done!! Sounds as if a lot of people know that you are a really good one!
Framingham, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 5, 2011
6:04 AM

Post #8610003

I wish I was close enough to help out
Pelzer, SC
(Zone 7b)

June 6, 2011
4:33 AM

Post #8612131

I envy you the porcupine. I just think they are the neatest little critters. There are supposed to be a few in West Virginia, but nothing closer to me than that. I wish you great success with all the critters, I know how much work the mammals are...
Redwood City, CA

June 6, 2011
9:00 PM

Post #8614376

Bless you for saving everybody, literally!

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