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This is a first for my Runners/Buffs and my Old English game bantams we're going to be in single digits with the wind chill. I went and put up old towels over their windows to help and I have a sweeter heater going. It doesn't really put out much heat though but if someone wants to stand next to it it may help.

 

I won't use a heat lamp though just way too many horror stories about fires. 

 

Also mine are going to be getting whole corn and cracked right before bed time to help over night.

I can't seem to get my ducks to eat corn. Are they just picky or am I missing something?

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@RavynFallen
   and they are so cute who wouldn't want to help them.  love.gif

Exactly! big_smile.png


My 2 Silver girls...

Or spoil the heck outta them, lol...




Peg, my super spoiled Snowy... wink.png
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I can't seem to get my ducks to eat corn. Are they just picky or am I missing something?

Mine won't really eat corn either... some just don't care for it... try soaking some wheat or slightly sprout it... mine adore that!
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post #17283 of 19378
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I can't seem to get my ducks to eat corn. Are they just picky or am I missing something?

They must be picky Mine love it if I let them that is all they would eat but it's only an afternoon treat for them. Try mixing in their feed. They might like the cracked better since it's broken up and not whole.

 Western N.C ~ 19 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 6 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

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 Western N.C ~ 19 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 6 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

~We are Precious in His Sight.~

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Exactly! big_smile.png


My 2 Silver girls...

Or spoil the heck outta them, lol...




Peg, my super spoiled Snowy... wink.png
Mine won't really eat corn either... some just don't care for it... try soaking some wheat or slightly sprout it... mine adore that!

They are adorably adorable. Oh my gosh I feel like Julie Bird  and just want to kiss those adorable bills .

 Western N.C ~ 19 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 6 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

~We are Precious in His Sight.~

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 Western N.C ~ 19 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 6 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

~We are Precious in His Sight.~

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They are adorably adorable. Oh my gosh I feel like Julie Bird  and just want to kiss those adorable bills .

Lots of ducky kisses go on around here, lol! Especially Peg... she insists on evening snuggles and kisses... smile.png
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Shouldn't be... only the one side is puffy? Can you get a pic?

Sounds like he *might* have a sinus infection...

Yup. Yeah I can take a pic tomorrow.

 

Oh..how would I be able to treat it?

My ducks! 

1 Buff, 2 Calls, and three Mallards! And 4 Call ducklings coming soon! RIP Merlin. YouTube channel about my birds. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkWQBJkVbyJd3qDqQgtiamg

 

Romans 10:9: That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 

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My ducks! 

1 Buff, 2 Calls, and three Mallards! And 4 Call ducklings coming soon! RIP Merlin. YouTube channel about my birds. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkWQBJkVbyJd3qDqQgtiamg

 

Romans 10:9: That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 

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Yup. Yeah I can take a pic tomorrow.

Oh..how would I be able to treat it?

Tylan or oxytetracycline, *I think*... @casportpony might be able to tell which would help the best...
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After looking at this thread a bit, I just ordered the next lower thermal switch, on at 0F off at 10F. I thought I remembered on at 10F off at 20, but when I looked it up, it was on at 20 off at 30 which I admit is fairly mild weather still for a duck (Non-Muscovy.) This is more the range when they use it.  My big concern is when it gets in the -20Fs, that they might be outside and take good blast of wind that starts a hypothermia cycle that they can't get out of.  With the lamp they can warm back up and then take care of themselves.  With this lower range, it would only be on a week or two total through the whole winter.

15 ducks (Click to show)
4 Runners: Entie (Faun & White), Dove (Chocolate), Mystique (Blue) and Noir (Black)
3 Rouens: Tella, Ettie and the Drake Kaine
2 Swedish: Roxette (Blue) and Greta (Black)
1 Cayuga: Pocahontas
1 Buff Orpington: Latte
1 Khaki Campbell: Casey
1 Welsh Harlequin: Rhiannon
1 Pekin: Allie
1 White Crested Drake: Tevye

Sugar Momma & Daddy: Yvonne, Tony

Check out our baby book:jumpy.gifhtt...jumpy.gif

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15 ducks (Click to show)
4 Runners: Entie (Faun & White), Dove (Chocolate), Mystique (Blue) and Noir (Black)
3 Rouens: Tella, Ettie and the Drake Kaine
2 Swedish: Roxette (Blue) and Greta (Black)
1 Cayuga: Pocahontas
1 Buff Orpington: Latte
1 Khaki Campbell: Casey
1 Welsh Harlequin: Rhiannon
1 Pekin: Allie
1 White Crested Drake: Tevye

Sugar Momma & Daddy: Yvonne, Tony

Check out our baby book:jumpy.gifhtt...jumpy.gif

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@RavynFallen here are the pictures.

 

See how it's puffy on his left.

My ducks! 

1 Buff, 2 Calls, and three Mallards! And 4 Call ducklings coming soon! RIP Merlin. YouTube channel about my birds. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkWQBJkVbyJd3qDqQgtiamg

 

Romans 10:9: That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 

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My ducks! 

1 Buff, 2 Calls, and three Mallards! And 4 Call ducklings coming soon! RIP Merlin. YouTube channel about my birds. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkWQBJkVbyJd3qDqQgtiamg

 

Romans 10:9: That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 

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post #17290 of 19378
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Originally Posted by Spyderk117 View Post

@RavynFallen
 here are the pictures.





See how it's puffy on his left.

That sure looks like an abscess... I'd get some Tylan and try that first... any scab spots? Can you see inside his mouth at all?
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"Man is not what he thinks he is, he is what he hides..." ~ Andre Malraux
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