Welcome Quackers McDuckie!

A fellow homeschooler and customer (whose identity shall remain protected unless she chooses to reveal herself in the comments below 🙂 ) brought me an abandoned mallard duckling that had hatched on her property. The mother marched off with the other nine leaving this little gal/guy behind.

Quackers is very weak, so may not be with us for long but what a cutie. He is drinking his sugar water just fine, but hasn’t taken much interest in food. He is warm on his towel under the heat lamp. He is about 2 days old.

(Update: Quackers passed away after we had him for 4 days. He clearly had neurological issues.)

Also today, Cassie went to visit the famous Duggar family at a book signing in Camp Hill. Her brush with fame was very exciting for her. The entire family was there plus the eldest’s very pregnant wife and first child.

Cassie in front of the Duggars "mini-van".

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8 Responses to Welcome Quackers McDuckie!

  1. Lisa says:

    I hope Quackers does well.
    How crowded was the bookstore where the Duggars were?? Did she have to wait long?

  2. Glory Lennon says:

    What a cutie, but you really don’t think he’ll make it? Poor little thing! 😦

  3. Trish says:

    Ahhh….I hope he makes it and Cassie digs some worms for him. 🙂

  4. Laura says:

    try putting food in a dish of water. When we used to feed the ducks that nested on our lawn, that’s how they preferred it. They need the water to get it down. And don’t forget, it’s prolly imprinted on someone other than you. Best of luck to the little guy.

  5. Trish says:

    How is the baby now??

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