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The Duck Thread - Page 1428post #14272 of 169815/4/16 at 11:39amQuote:
Just a guess based on the pictures alone. The mostly black is a drake (note the green/grey bill and a slight upcurve of the tail feathers). The lighter one probably is a female. Have you noticed their sounds yet. A mature male will have a raspy softer quack that sounds like they have a soar throat while the female will typically have an actual quack like the Aflac duck.Living where the Central Plains and the Texas Hill Country meet with 20 chickens, 5 bantams, 15 new chicks, 22 ducks, 11 geese, 7 dogs. Thirteen miles from nowhere and a short drive to anywhere. What more could I want!!!!!Living where the Central Plains and the Texas Hill Country meet with 20 chickens, 5 bantams, 15 new chicks, 22 ducks, 11 geese, 7 dogs. Thirteen miles from nowhere and a short drive to anywhere. What more could I want!!!!!post #14273 of 169815/4/16 at 12:14pmpost #14274 of 169815/4/16 at 1:41pmQuote:Originally Posted by jtn42248
Just a guess based on the pictures alone. The mostly black is a drake (note the green/grey bill and a slight upcurve of the tail feathers). The lighter one probably is a female. Have you noticed their sounds yet. A mature male will have a raspy softer quack that sounds like they have a soar throat while the female will typically have an actual quack like the Aflac duck.
Yellow has a loud quack. Black hasn't let us hear a peep from him. I guessed and guessed the same as you on sexing. Their names are Jack and Diane. I was trying to figure out the breed but couldn't figure it out they also kind of look like what I seen to be called an AppleYard but I wasn't sure. The black one has a green tint all over him it started with the head but everywhere there's black there's a green tint now he also has the blue on his wings like the yellow one does it's just not quite as noticeable.post #14275 of 169815/4/16 at 2:28pmQuote:Originally Posted by jtn42248
First question would be hold old is the duck? I ask because bone and nerve problems manifest over a period of time. If the ducks problems are related to niacin deficiency and it has not been helping it could be that the nerve issues (if that is what is happening) are too far advanced for the niacin to help.
Next I would ask what do you mean by "crippled". Is he totally unable to move using his legs? Is he unable to stand? Does he lay and use his wings to move about? These symptoms are indicative of so many things (stress, nutrition issues, infections, "hardware" disease, etc.) that it might be best to try to consult with a vet to be sure you don't aggravate the issue with the wrong treatment.
I wish I could be of more help but it is very difficult to diagnose online without actually being able to see the sick bird. Hopefully someone with experience with similar symptoms will be able to offer more assistance.
Best of luck to you.post #14276 of 169815/4/16 at 2:29pmI need help with ANGEL WING!!!!!! One of my Rouen Drakes has it, I noticed it yesterday, he is a free range duck in summer, I'll try catching him tomorrow, but I don't know what to do... If I don't catch him will it go away (we have a 60acre pond so....) when I catch him, what do I do to fix it? He seems ok, but I want to fix it, he can still fly finepost #14277 of 169815/4/16 at 2:33pmpost #14278 of 169815/4/16 at 2:38pmQuote:Originally Posted by AxolotlLove
I need help with ANGEL WING!!!!!! One of my Rouen Drakes has it, I noticed it yesterday, he is a free range duck in summer, I'll try catching him tomorrow, but I don't know what to do... If I don't catch him will it go away (we have a 60acre pond so....) when I catch him, what do I do to fix it? He seems ok, but I want to fix it, he can still fly fine
it will not go away and the only way to fix it is to tape it though i'm not sure how you should tape it and if its an adult duck it will mostlikely be permanent
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30+ Banties(serama, duccle, silike, and crosses), 6 LF chicks(BO, RIR, PR, EE, BA), 14 leghorn chicks, 2 leghorn hens, and soon ducklingspost #14279 of 169815/4/16 at 2:45pmFreddie (the Rouen drake w angel wing) is 3yrs old and he has NEVER had angel wing before, it happened yesterday, his right wing. Maybe my khaki drake hurt him? He was on top of him pulling him down and biting yesterday(like mating but both drakes, and yes I have enough females) I will try to take a pic please help!post #14280 of 169815/4/16 at 2:54pmQuote:
I'm going to borrow this copy/paste from @Amiga and post it for you.
You have some options.
I would go with brewer's yeast. Forgive me for using capital letters, but for anyone else who may casually look over this thread, NOT baking yeast, NOT winemaking yeast. Brewer's yeast is a nutritional supplement and it provides niacin and a few other vitamins.
Generally, folks who supplement with brewer’s yeast use a tablespoon per cup of food.
Ducklings need about three times the niacin chicks do. And some ducklings get leg problems or seizures if they don't have enough niacin.
Another approach is to use B Complex capsules, and use the B3 - niacin - levels as a guide. Again, 150 mg B3 per gallon of drinking water.
Keep the little one on the supplements for about 8 weeks.
Sometimes it only takes a few days to see improvement.
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