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Ducks not eating much??

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Hi, I have 2 female ducks that are at laying age. They used to be total pigs when it comes to food, but for a few days now they haven't been very interested in their food. Just now I gave them a couple slices of honeydew, one of their favorite treats, and they picked at it and walked away :0. The only food they will scarf down are bugs. They still eat their feed but they leave a whole lot untouched and walk out their pen to go forage instead.

I think it may have something to do with their raging hormones, but I thought they would eat more around laying age, not less. I do provide oyster shell everyday and have increased their protein, so I don't think they're egg-bound.
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After doing some googling of their sympytoms, I suspect they might have intestinal blockage. I havent seen them poop and they make weird grunting sounds, so a blockage may be the problem. Anyone know what can help treat a blockage?
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