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Sorry to be short but I only have a moment. What do I do if I think a duck may be egg bound? If she gets up, she soon after just wants to lay down again.

Thank you in advance for any info you can provide.

when is the last time she laid? look at her vent is it pulsing? put her into a tub of nice warm water keep it very quiet in there while she is floating turn the lights down but stay with her. let her float till the water starts to cool down. Sometime warm water will help them relax enough the egg will come out. While she is floating gently feel down around the lower belly to see if you feel and egg. You can also lube up her vent put on latex glove and use Ky jelly or vaseline or coconut oil and gently go into the vent and around the outside. Do you have any calcium? tums will even work but put some calcium into some water and let it dissolve then let this be her drink over night. after she has floated you can keep her inside in the tub with old towels under her so the rest of he flock won't disturb her. She needs to be kept quiet and stress free.

 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 #112 of 206
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Okay I really hope it won't hurt her for me t get to her in about an hour - I have to run an errand we can't reschedule and my husband wil be home with the kids - no way he'll get to it. sad.png I'll touch base with you again when I can start giving her a soak...
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@Homesteadin  , I am going to check in here tonight, see how y'all are doing...

Please PM me, or use @Amiga in the message if you would like to hear from me soon.  

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Checking in.

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post #115 of 206
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Checking in.

So sorry I disappeared for so long! I got caught up in a bunch of other stuff. I think the duck I was concerned about just psyched me out, because when I was able to get out there after getting the kids to bed she was walking around like nothing was wrong. I watched her eat, she did fine and was still strutting back and forth from food to water when I left. I really do hope it was just that she was tired or something but she was in that same spot for so long and then when I walked up to her to get her moving she only took a step and then laid back down - that's why I was concerned. Hopefully it will all be well in the morning when I can check on her again. Thank you Miss Lydia for your quick response and advice and thanks so much Amiga for checkng in - I love you experienced people on this site!
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So sorry I disappeared for so long! I got caught up in a bunch of other stuff. I think the duck I was concerned about just psyched me out, because when I was able to get out there after getting the kids to bed she was walking around like nothing was wrong. I watched her eat, she did fine and was still strutting back and forth from food to water when I left. I really do hope it was just that she was tired or something but she was in that same spot for so long and then when I walked up to her to get her moving she only took a step and then laid back down - that's why I was concerned. Hopefully it will all be well in the morning when I can check on her again. Thank you Miss Lydia for your quick response and advice and thanks so much Amiga for checkng in - I love you experienced people on this site!

I hope you find her doing well this morning, lets us know please.

 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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I hope you find her doing well this morning, lets us know please.

She seems fine today, Miss Lydia. So I don't know what that was all about, but I had a box ready for her in the house and everything - was anxious to get to her. I have been slightly suspicious about her health for a little while because her chest droops pretty low and then slopes back up near her legs - I'm not and expert and maybe that's nothing but in my eyes it seems kinda strange.

I let Daisy out with the others yesterday afternoon and Jo and his favorite female were the only two picking on her. I am keeping them in the coop/run today while Daisy roams with the others - hopefully that'll humble them enough. smile.png
post #118 of 206
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P.S. A side-note..

We've been talking a little about coconut oil - we are huge fans of that stuff. We buy it in 5-gallon buckets! One of the many ways we use it is blending a couple tablespoons into our coffee every morning. smile.png
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P.S. A side-note..

We've been talking a little about coconut oil - we are huge fans of that stuff. We buy it in 5-gallon buckets! One of the many ways we use it is blending a couple tablespoons into our coffee every morning. smile.png

Now does the coffee have an over whelming coconut taste light? I like coconut oil but not sure how I'd like it in my coffee I'm not a fan of flavored coffee either but I will have to try it. and have you tried it with herb tea? I usually put mine into my smoothie every morning.

 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 #120 of 206
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She seems fine today, Miss Lydia. So I don't know what that was all about, but I had a box ready for her in the house and everything - was anxious to get to her. I have been slightly suspicious about her health for a little while because her chest droops pretty low and then slopes back up near her legs - I'm not and expert and maybe that's nothing but in my eyes it seems kinda strange.

I let Daisy out with the others yesterday afternoon and Jo and his favorite female were the only two picking on her. I am keeping them in the coop/run today while Daisy roams with the others - hopefully that'll humble them enough. smile.png

Maybe she is having some digestive trouble might try some coconut oil with her?  My dogs eat it right off my finger and Opie my drake will too.If she won't eat it out of your hand you could try putting some on a small piece of bread and smooching the bread around it and offering it that way.

 

Can you get a good front and side pic of her?The one that was having a problem yesterday

 

If Jo and his fav female don't get humbled by putting them in a separate place next I'd try the fav female with out Jo. see how that goes. That is great the rest have accepted her.


Edited by Miss Lydia - 10/14/15 at 8:07am

 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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