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Originally Posted by Miss Lydia View Post

Unless you have Muscovy's then it's 35-37
Yeah. That's true.

Three duck; Albert, Martha, and Lily

Seven Chickens; Almonzo, Clover, Amelia, Rosemary, Laura,

Juliet, and Caroline

R.I.P Clara

5/11/2016

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Laura

5/17/2016

Happiness is animals

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Three duck; Albert, Martha, and Lily

Seven Chickens; Almonzo, Clover, Amelia, Rosemary, Laura,

Juliet, and Caroline

R.I.P Clara

5/11/2016

&

Laura

5/17/2016

Happiness is animals

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post #14892 of 17237
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Originally Posted by PotatoWaffles View Post

I'm so confused on what the best thing to do is. So many different tactics. Her feet and legs did feel warm but she had been swimming in warm water and then wrapped in a towel for quite some time. I dont have any antibiotics to get her and am not sure what would work best or where to get it.

I noticed one of my mallards limping a day before she went broody. She's behind the pool so there's really no way to get to her, and I wouldn't want to pull her off the eggs and break her broodiness. Just gonna have to hope it wasn't serious and wait until she's done hatching.

I can't wait to get the birds to the new house where they can be on grass most of the day. I think it would help prevent bumblefoot. But we can't start moving in until mid June, and can't put up a fence until we find a surveyor to tell us where we can put it. It could be July before we get them off the hard dirt pen and out in the grass. Sigh.
My ducks and chickens have a hard dirt floor in their coop but they go out to free range during the day on grass and water ever other surface they venture into! But mine have never had any problems at all! I should knock on wood! I do try to keep rocks and sticks up especially in the coop so they don't hurt their feet tho! They're pretty tough!
post #14893 of 17237
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Originally Posted by PotatoWaffles View Post

Mallard-derived duck eggs have an incubation period of 28 days. They can hatch a little sooner or later, but 28 days is the norm. I think muscovies take a little longer but I'm not sure. I don't know much about muscovies.
Mine r Peking!???
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Originally Posted by season1223 View Post

Mine r Peking!???
I have pekins as well and one of them is sitting on a nest doing a great job. Also it's 28 days for a Pekin.

Three duck; Albert, Martha, and Lily

Seven Chickens; Almonzo, Clover, Amelia, Rosemary, Laura,

Juliet, and Caroline

R.I.P Clara

5/11/2016

&

Laura

5/17/2016

Happiness is animals

Reply

Three duck; Albert, Martha, and Lily

Seven Chickens; Almonzo, Clover, Amelia, Rosemary, Laura,

Juliet, and Caroline

R.I.P Clara

5/11/2016

&

Laura

5/17/2016

Happiness is animals

Reply
post #14895 of 17237
Here we go again...

I don't feel good and just do not have the energy for this today and I don't think she does either. She hasn't moved an inch since I put her in the tubten minutes ago. But it has to be done. Do it for the ducks...

So this is where my John Hancock goes? Oh wait, John Hancock? Pffft...it's Herbie Hancock ;]
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So this is where my John Hancock goes? Oh wait, John Hancock? Pffft...it's Herbie Hancock ;]
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post #14896 of 17237
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Originally Posted by Miss Lydia View Post

What a cutie looks to have Swedish in it could be a mix but just about all domestic breeds can have a crest. looks pretty small so hopefully no complications at all. Love those black legs and feet.with dots of yellow so cute.  Are you it's new family? if so Congratulations
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I would get her an unbreakable mirror, and have her pen right next to the little ones so they can start getting used to each other.  In her grief, I cannot predict how she would be with them.  But they may get along fine - with ducks I don't rush putting them together.

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post #14898 of 17237
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Here we go again...

I don't feel good and just do not have the energy for this today and I don't think she does either. She hasn't moved an inch since I put her in the tubten minutes ago. But it has to be done. Do it for the ducks...

:hugs

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post #14899 of 17237
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Originally Posted by Lamaremybabies View Post
 

Do you think soaking the leg in water with epsom salts will help?


You may already have your answer, but soaking the leg in Epsom salt water - as long as the duck cannot drink it, since it is a laxative - should help, yes.

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post #14900 of 17237
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Here we go again...

I don't feel good and just do not have the energy for this today and I don't think she does either. She hasn't moved an inch since I put her in the tubten minutes ago. But it has to be done. Do it for the ducks...

:hugsPoor duck, and poor you! I hope this situation will quickly take a turn for the better!

Reminds me of when one of my chickens had prolapse and she had to soak in the tub every day. That was not fun. I can't imagine having to treat bumblefoot, though. Be proud of yourself, for being a good duck-owner.

Hang in there; you can do it!

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Burd-Lover through and through

 

I am a Christian. Jesus is awesome!

1 John 5:12 - He who has the Son has life.

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