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Originally Posted by SnIPpY View Post

Hi!

I need some advice. I recently (Mid November) received three baby Muscovy ducks as a birthday present. They are extremely loving and friendly, but they are prolific poopers smile.png

Their little hiding hole where they sleep fills up with poop quite often, and I do clean it. But I was thinking of using grit salt as a ground layer to keep the soil more sterile and free from disease. Will it work, or is there another solution?

Thanx! 
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I wonder if you have enough space for them. 3 to 4 ft.² per duck is a general rule. Are use Aspen Pines shavings, I find straw tends to mold and have mites. I had five ducks, before the coyotes ate three, in a duck geodesic dome that is 50ft in circumference. With enough space the deep bidding process works. I have no smell and no slimy floor.
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ADVICE WANTED!
Hey, BC fam! I'm adding three Welsh Harlequin ducks and 5 more chicks to my flock of 8 hens next month. They'll be in the brooder in the house for some weeks, of course. I know that ducks grow much faster than chickens and also need a bit of a different setup as well as extra niacin in their food. Any advice on how to setup the brooder to accommodate those differences? Also... any and ALL advice welcome regarding a mixed flock, introducing the smaller birds into the flock and when to do it, food suggestions, pond ideas, etc.
Thank youuuuuu!
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Originally Posted by Spyderk117 View Post

Merlin is home! The surgery went well, and the vet only did the right cheek. The left cheek is pretty much normal now. The vet told us to keep using the Baytril for 9 days. They did also show us how to give the Baytril oraly.
@RavynFallen
 @casportpony

Here is a picture.


Awwww!!! hugs.gifhugs.gif

I feel so sorry for Merlin, but glad it's done! fl.gif for a good, speedy recovery now... he does look better already...
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post #17575 of 17652
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Awwww!!! hugs.gifhugs.gif

I feel so sorry for Merlin, but glad it's done! fl.gif for a good, speedy recovery now... he does look better already...

Me too! Yes he does.

 

Thank you so much for your help RavynFallen!:D

 

My ducks! 

1 Pekin, 1 Khaki, 1 Rouen, 1 Crested duck,1 Cayuga,1 Buff, 2 Calls, and three Mallards! 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 Pekin, 1 Khaki, 1 Rouen, 1 Crested duck,1 Cayuga,1 Buff, 2 Calls, and three Mallards! 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 #17576 of 17652
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Originally Posted by Sunny Windsong View Post

ADVICE WANTED!
Hey, BC fam! I'm adding three Welsh Harlequin ducks and 5 more chicks to my flock of 8 hens next month. They'll be in the brooder in the house for some weeks, of course. I know that ducks grow much faster than chickens and also need a bit of a different setup as well as extra niacin in their food. Any advice on how to setup the brooder to accommodate those differences? Also... any and ALL advice welcome regarding a mixed flock, introducing the smaller birds into the flock and when to do it, food suggestions, pond ideas, etc.
Thank youuuuuu!
get ahold of Miss Lydia. She knows and is amazing.
post #17577 of 17652
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Me too! Yes he does.

Thank you so much for your help RavynFallen!big_smile.png


Precious precious little bird. I am glad he's home. Sweet guy
post #17578 of 17652
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Originally Posted by Spyderk117 View Post

Merlin is home! The surgery went well, and the vet only did the right cheek. The left cheek is pretty much normal now. The vet told us to keep using the Baytril for 9 days. They did also show us how to give the Baytril oraly.
@RavynFallen
 @casportpony

Here is a picture.

Aw. Such a sweet little face. Bless him and you and your mom for the care you got for him.
post #17579 of 17652
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Originally Posted by Spyderk117 View Post

Me too! Yes he does.

Thank you so much for your help RavynFallen!big_smile.png



You're very welcome! I am just glad that it worked out for you and him... give your mom an extra big hug too... I know how it is to struggle to get things done that need to be, but glad you both persevered for Merlin's sake... smile.png
Edited by RavynFallen - 1/11/17 at 1:44pm
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Can anyone help me something's happens to my baby ducks leg and I feel so bad what can I do to help it. Do I need to take it to a vet? The poor thing can not walk on it at all and is just laying there helpless. I thought the water would help but it didn't.
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