Thomas Ramey Watson

Watch These Rescued Ducks Swim for the Very First Time

Today 160 rescued ducks, geese, turkeys and chickens are awakening to sunshine, clean bedding and grass under their feet. And for some of these birds saved from a hoarder, they are also having their very first swim!  More than a million people have now watched this incredible footage of the duck’s debut on the pond.

“Initially, we tried working with their owner towards an amicable surrender, pleading with her to consider the quality of life for the birds and we used many of our own resources to help provide a cleaner environment for them,” explains Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary co-Founder Doug Abel.  “The hoarder’s initial intentions were good and her love for the animals apparent, but she neglected to see how their overcrowding, over-breeding, lack of shelter and space and filthy conditions were hurting them. She also continued to buy chicks and ducklings online and mail ordered to her.”
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