The Muscovy that I have that appears to have an underdeveloped preen gland is not acting "normal" today. I don't know if it is because she is just starting to lay. Or something is wrong. I have 6 ducks that should be laying. I get 3-5 eggs daily. I think it is one of the newest Muscovies that is not laying and hopefully it is her. Today she was quiet, sitting around a lot more than normal. I found a very soft shelled egg in the shed when she was in there, probably around 7pm. She is eating and her eyes look good, but she is quiet. Do I have to worry?
And the other thing that I wondered about. My black Muscovy is doing this new thing. She squeaks. She never used to make this noise. She used to do the trilling thing. But lately she's been just walking along and will let out a couple of squeaks. Is this normal for them? She is laying, almost daily. It is pretty cute actually. But the other three scovies don't make this same noise.
As if I don't have enough other stuff to worry about........elderly father, elderly horses, elderly dog, elderly cat with issues...........ugh