I have 3 pekins about 4 years old. My first trip to the vet cost me $700 to repair a suspected racoon bite to my Pekin's foot--visits, xrays, bandages, and medication.
I have a second Pekin that gets around ok, but she just started limping about 4 months ago, having no visible signs of an injury or infection (no trip to the vet).
My 3rd duck is so lame, she only travels when she has to. I really watch out for her by putting her in the pool , taking her out, and setting her close by food and water during the day (she is in a pen at night). All of the ducks appear healthy with no visible infections or signs of pain (but then how would i know if they are in pain).
Do pekins tend to have foot issues? Arthritus issues? If so, is it because they are a heavier duck?
Edited by duckcrazy - 7/24/12 at 7:15pm