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post #11 of 19

They look young so I don't think it's the drake at this point but either or both of the pig and goat. If the pig he may keep on till he eats her completely[I read pigs will eat anything] so your doing right by getting both of them away from them. I really don't think you would need to keep the 2 ducks separate yet but be mindful of what Amiga said the drakes can be over powering once hormones begin to flow, If mom would allow it maybe consider getting a couple more females to go with these 2.

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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..

 

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post #12 of 19
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So far so good, for the past two days the goat and the pig have had their own separate pen and my duck seems almost as good as new.

I think she may have been stressed while being in the same enclosure as them which is why she never really grew her feathers back after they were plucked out. She seems to be doing fine now, but now I'm worried for her foot. She limps a lot even when she swims she only uses one to paddle and she keeps the other close to her body. But i don't know if I'm just over reacting or not.
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So far so good, for the past two days the goat and the pig have had their own separate pen and my duck seems almost as good as new.

I think she may have been stressed while being in the same enclosure as them which is why she never really grew her feathers back after they were plucked out. She seems to be doing fine now, but now I'm worried for her foot. She limps a lot even when she swims she only uses one to paddle and she keeps the other close to her body. But i don't know if I'm just over reacting or not.

When did the limping start?Could her foot been stepped on? look it over real good especially the bottom there is a condition called bumble foot where if there is an open cut or scrap they can get BF it's an infection and will need to be treated asap. also check for swelling or redness or heat.

 

Great news to on her doing so much better. 


Edited by Miss Lydia - 4/9/16 at 9:28am

 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..

 

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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..

 

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post #14 of 19

@luna01  how is the duck?

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post #15 of 19
Be wary of pigs around other animals. Particularly small ones like poultry. They have been known to eat chickens, ducks, cats, small dogs and such.
Edited by TimCline - 4/9/16 at 6:36pm
post #16 of 19
Thread Starter 
Over all she seems better. She won't really let me get a good look at foot but her limping doesn't seem as bad as it was before. Again I think she may have been stressed and or scared because I had kept her separated from the male over night ends though they're practically glued together
post #17 of 19
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Which is why I think her limping was worse than usual. However she got that limp around the same time she lost her feathers so the missing feathers kind of took top priority in my mind.
post #18 of 19

:hugs

 

So much can go on at once with the critters.  And deciding what to treat first, and whether separation is going to help, or the anxiety is going to hurt, and getting ahold of standoffish ducks, and . . . .  yeah.

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post #19 of 19
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Yeah, thank you all for your help and support so far.
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