Piper was abandoned on a
pond as a duckling and ended up cornered in a drainage
pipe by predatory birds before being rescued. We estimate his hatch date as
5/9/08. Piper lost his sibling before
arriving at our sanctuary and when he met rescued
duckling Lil Bo Peep "Lilly" theirs was love at first
sight. He and Lilly were together for 3 1/2 years at our
sanctuary while waiting for their new and loving home.
Sadly... Piper's mate Lilly "Lil Bo Peep" passed away unexpectedly and of
natural causes on 12/1/11. To help him through his time of mourning, we led
Mercy and Demi over to his pen and Mercy decided she wanted to stick around for
a while. The couple have happily paired off and thoroughly enjoy each other's
Mercy is a VERY human imprinted and friendly female Pekin
duck who was dropped off on a pond. Since coming
to our sanctuary she has learned that she is not a
person after all, but a DUCK! This is a healthy step in
the right direction for her. Mercy is LOUD and kind of
bossy, but in a good way!
Piper is a little shy, but he learns
to trust what he knows and is won over with healthy
treats and TLC. He loves nightcrawlers, lettuce and watermelon!
***Mercy experienced soft-egg
issues in 2012. We're waiting to see if there's any improvement in her laying
this year. If not, we will only adopt her out to an experienced family, familiar
with her condition and able to meet her special dietary and veterinary needs.
Piper & Mercy must be
adopted out together.
View video footage of Piper in his profile at