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Sick duck?

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Our pekin duck, Lilly, has been acting lethargic the past 24 hours or so and has been holding her head and neck toward the side. She has been drinking normally but eating sparingly, including her mealworms. We went out for dinner tonight with her in her pool and came back to her in front of her run but with an oddly shaped egg left in the pool. Any ideas as to what could be going on? It was as if the egg had a 2-3 inch long tail to it and a button on the other end.
Edited by hscberk07 - 5/30/16 at 7:32pm
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post #3 of 6

Sometimes eggs come out wonky.

Have you noticed a changed in her since she laid her egg?

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It was later last night when I noticed the egg and put her up for the night.  I wasn't able to get out to the run this morning before I left for work, but my wife just told me that she seemed much better.  I had read so much about an intestinal blockage that could lead to death that it was worrying me...especially since her friend and our other pekin was just taken in the middle of the night by either some hunting dogs or predators. 

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I think @Amiga may know what's up... she seems vey smart with ducks wink.png
Truth is harder than a lie
The dark seems safer than the light
And everyone has a heart that loves to hide
I'm a mess and so are you
We've built walls nobody can get through
Yeah, it may be hard, but the best thing we could ever do, ever do
Bring your brokenness, and I'll bring mine
'Cause love can heal what hurt divides
And mercy's waiting on the other side.
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Truth is harder than a lie
The dark seems safer than the light
And everyone has a heart that loves to hide
I'm a mess and so are you
We've built walls nobody can get through
Yeah, it may be hard, but the best thing we could ever do, ever do
Bring your brokenness, and I'll bring mine
'Cause love can heal what hurt divides
And mercy's waiting on the other side.
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post #6 of 6

Having some laying problems, I see.:hugs

 

 

Romy has done this from time to time.  I give her a boost of calcium by crushing a calcium citrate tablet and adding about 100 mg to a treat at bedtime.

 

Egg production is quite involved - so much going on, and I feel we don't know everything yet.  Some of the things involved:

 

light

health

stress

environmental toxins

diet - Vitamin D, calcium, phosphorus, probably other things

hormones

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

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

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