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Amiga

Overrun with Runners, from Southern New England

It could be egg binding. Could be something else. A vet would be best especially if there is infection. Feb 4, 2018

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    1. thumper650
      thumper650
      Hi Amiga! Do you have any suggestions on where to get runner ducklings in our area? I'm in Eastern MA and want one or 2 drakes.
      Thanks
      1. Amiga
        Amiga
        About this tme of year, you may be able to find drakes needing a new home at veterinary offices (their clients), Nevins Farm Rescue in ... is it Methuen MA? Some feed stores may have a few left. Feed stores also may have customers who breed a few extra, so you might ask around.
        May 7, 2018
      2. thumper650
        thumper650
        Thanks! My pekins came from Nevins, I'll check out the feed store too.
        May 7, 2018
    2. DuckGrrrl77
      DuckGrrrl77
      Amiga, our 1yr old Perkins have been eating river rocks... we found out because one of their "crops" was swinging like a pendulum and when I touched it I could feel them in there. Obviously we are removing all rocks from their area... but what do I do for our girl ? I suspect they're all doing it because the food is usually gone in seconds and now it's still there at the end of the day. HELP!!!
    3. Sundevill11
      Sundevill11
      Hi Amiga,

      Could you suggest a specific brand of liquid calcium supplement for soft shell eggs? Our duck, Ginger, has been having soft shell eggs for 3 days in a row. She is fed Purina Premium Layena pellets. She also has the choice of oyster shell when she wants it. As a treat she will often have peas or mealworms.

      Thanks!

      Mike
    4. Amiga
      Amiga
      It could be egg binding. Could be something else. A vet would be best especially if there is infection.
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    5. Amiga
      Amiga
      @DuckerDoo , I replied on the PM. She could have an infection like egg yolk peritonitis. That can be cured if treated properly soon enough
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    6. DuckerDoo
      DuckerDoo
      Sorry to bother you but. I'm desperate. I have a female duck just over 1 year old. She was eating like crazy right before having eggs. She had 3 or 4 over the course of a week which i believe is normal. It's what happened the first time she laid eggs. But now she's breathing kinda heavy. her body moves when she breaths. She sounds like she's wheezing. She hasn't eaten in a few days.
      1. DuckerDoo
        DuckerDoo
        She hasn't eaten in a few days. Even when she's not hungry she usually eats from my hand but she wont even do that. She barely moves and barely drinks. What could it be and what should i do? It has been cold a bit here. i dont know if that's related.
        Feb 4, 2018
      2. DuckerDoo
        DuckerDoo
        I doubt she could've swallowed anything and i looked in her throat and didnt see anything but just in case i gave her some coconut oil. i'm worried she wont make it. Thanks for your help in advance.
        Feb 4, 2018
    7. Kendrasueh
      Kendrasueh
      Hi Again Amiga. They are avid hunters throughout the day however. Which also makes it hard to force feed any supplements, medicines, wormers, etc. I feed their wheat and water foul feed in water so can add extra calcium to that. Is that just the human grade calcium?
    8. Kendrasueh
      Kendrasueh
      Hi Amiga Although they have access to all the wheat, water foul feed, dry layer pellets,and oyster shells they could want they dont eat much of any of it. They eat the wormies and peas as though they were starving but only pick at the rest of it with long bills. For the 4 ducks they share a cup of peas in the morning and a cup of wormies at night in hopes that theyll be hungry enough to eat the grains.
    9. Kendrasueh
      Kendrasueh
      Hi Amiga, Thanks for responding to my plea for help. My girls haven't been broody since June and haven't gained any weight back. They do get peas every morning and wormies every night which they love but I have been unsuccessful in finding ANY other treat that they will eat
    10. duck-horselover
      duck-horselover
      Hello Amiga,
      The female ducks get along great and I let them both free range while the drake remains inside his larger coop. The drake just won't lose interest in her. If they are even within ten metres of each other she freezes up, when he gets close to her she panics and makes A LOT of noise. IF ANYONE HAS ADIVE PLEASE FEEL FREE TO POST.
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