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@Miss Lydia she is doing great! I just came up from her stall now. She and our chicken who is recovering from bumble foot have made a connection with each other LOL. She is now walking on it and even standing and stretching to flap your wings! Thank you so much to everyone for your helpful advice. I haven't tried the towel trick yet, but it will certainly come in handy when I need to pick up a duck again!
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@Miss Lydia she is doing great! I just came up from her stall now. She and our chicken who is recovering from bumble foot have made a connection with each other LOL. She is now walking on it and even standing and stretching to flap your wings! Thank you so much to everyone for your helpful advice. I haven't tried the towel trick yet, but it will certainly come in handy when I need to pick up a duck again!

So happy to hear this, good your chicken and your duck have connected that always helps them get over stuff so much better keep thanks for updating. 

 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God ~C.S.Lewis~

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 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God ~C.S.Lewis~

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post #13 of 15
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Thank YOU for caring so much! Here is a photo of Sue being attacked. I am quite certain that this is what happened to Daisy! I guess we are going to have to get more females to protect the other females? I have no idea how to sex ducks though, so some of the dicks I thought were female may very well be male! I do not know what my ratios are as these were all rescues and were sent to us all at the same time.
post #14 of 15
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Ducks not dicks!!! Autocorrect!!
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Best way to tell a drake from a duck     look at tail feathers at end of back see the curl that is one reliable  the other is voice ducks/females quack loudly and alot. drakes have a raspy quiet quack.  The ideal ratio is at least 3 or more ducks per drake.

 

 

That pic does show Sue being attacked  was she a newbie to the flock? new ducks should always be introduced gradually first through some kind of fencing so everyone gets use to each other then supervised all together time until you know everyone is getting along. 

 

 

http://www.majesticwaterfowl.org/artquacks.htm   here ya go voices of drake and duck.

 

 

runner_up_0011_NEW.jpgcurl at end of tail feathers shows drake


Edited by Miss Lydia - 9/25/15 at 10:30am

 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God ~C.S.Lewis~

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 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God ~C.S.Lewis~

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