Saturday, 31 July 2021

Doris Hydrotherapy

After only two and half weeks since the crippling crash injuries on Doris the mother duck, it was time to extend her rehab therapy. 

She has been confined to the coop and aviary up until now and had her splint removed 4 days ago. The badly fragmented joint will never allow proper use of the leg, but I think given time and therapy she will have a meaningful life. 

Today after her usual medication I opened the aviary door and observed her progress. She has watched Disco and Donnie using the garden pool for a week, and first out today were her ducklings. 

She followed, hopping slowly to the edge and then taking the plunge! It was great to watch, short video below of first encounter with the hydrotherapy pool !

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