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    Deformed keet- continually scratching at head?

    OK, thanks for the info, that makes sense. The first chick I had, hatched at night and I left him all day, then killed him in the evening. This one hatched a few hours ago, and it took a long time to hatch and really struggled to get out, but it seems to be lifting it's head up and looking...
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    Deformed keet- continually scratching at head?

    The last time I hatched guinea eggs under a broody hen, I got a keet that would violently scratch with both feet at it's head and neck around the area of its ear. It would exhaust itself, lay breathing heavily, then continue to scratch and thrash around. Just before we went to kill it, it died...
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    Interested in getting ducks. What is a good pet duck breed? We have a petting farm for kids.

    I think calls are great pets. Where are you? I have call ducklings for sale right now!
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    Is this a grey call duckling?

    The mother is a snowy call and the two fathers are a black bibbed and a blue bibbed. This baby looks like a grey accept that the light coloring is actually quite dark, the light coloring is almost the same color as the dark coloring. It is really much darker in real life than in the pictures...
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    HELP! I think my duck is dying!

    He died yesterday morning. I noticed that he seemed to be partially paralyzed shortly before he died. I was putting epsom salt and molasses in his water. I wasn't able to get some charcoal, so he didn't have that to help him.
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    How long can a duck live without eating?

    My call drake is hopefully healing from poisoning. He is drinking and pooping but not eating. He got sick on Saturday morining and now it's Tuesday... and he hasn't taken a bite. I've tried interesting him in food, but he won't touch it. I would have thought that by now he would either be...
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    HELP! I think my duck is dying!

    He's still alive, but when I just checked on him, he seemed worse - really dizzy. He has been standing still most of the time, previously.
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    HELP! I think my duck is dying!

    He made it through the day. No worse, no better. We'll see if he is still alive in the morning. I hope so.
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    HELP! I think my duck is dying!

    Yes, from what I've been reading, it is definitely poisoning from something. He is in the house in a box with food and water with epsom salt in. I will keep you updated. Thanks! What would I do without BYC?
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    HELP! I think my duck is dying!

    Yesterday afternoon and evening I noticed my call drake sitting in the grass while the other ducks were running around a long ways away. This was really strange! He has never been inactive like this! I was hoping he would snap out of it and be fine today, but when I let the ducks out of the...
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