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    Moscovy Duck Will Likely Lose Both Feet - what to expect?

    Wow thank you! I guess I didn't realize how long this process would be. It makes sense if some of the tissue is black and hard already, while some is still blistered then. Like you said, we'll just take it a day at a time. Do you have any advice with your 10 year old guy preening? Because mine...
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    Moscovy Duck Will Likely Lose Both Feet - what to expect?

    Well folks, here are some better pictures. His webbing is completely fused together. I couldn't separate his toes if I tried. The toes are completely stiff and there's purple blisters in various places throughout, underside included. From what I read, Moscovys are not mallard derived and they...
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    Moscovy Duck Will Likely Lose Both Feet - what to expect?

    Its been about 5 days since he's stopped walking. But he's been weird on and off for about a month. Originally he was just sort of puffed up. Then he was in for a while and was fine. Then it looked like he had been sitting in one place for too long again so we put him in again. Then after...
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    Moscovy Duck Will Likely Lose Both Feet - what to expect?

    Not nearly as cold as temperatures you've described, but he'd been sitting in wet snow so that might have something to do with it. Single digits, wind chill and little to no sunshine for probably a month. Im attaching some pics. Forgive the quality, he's not really in the mood for me to mess...
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    Moscovy Duck Will Likely Lose Both Feet - what to expect?

    Thank you so very much for your kindness. I really appreciate it. I love to hear about your guy and how you gave him 2 more years of happiness. They live as long or longer than some dogs and are often just as affectionate and loving. I love my guy, so I want to be ready to compensate in areas he...
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    Moscovy Duck Will Likely Lose Both Feet - what to expect?

    This website has multiple threads of people with ducks who got frostbite on their legs and with moscovys, they're also susceptible in their face. I am happy for you and your friend! I would only hope that more animals make it through rough winters. For me, this is my personal first duck with...
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    Moscovy Duck Will Likely Lose Both Feet - what to expect?

    Everyone else is okay, small ducks and chickens included. Im hopeful that he won't lose too much. Either way, he would live inside. I would consider something like prosthetics, but I plan to care for him as an inside animal if he can't walk. I can't watch him all day and I wouldn't want him to...
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    Moscovy Duck Will Likely Lose Both Feet - what to expect?

    A few weeks ago I posted about my Moscovy Duck acting weird. Eating, drinking, pooping normally, but seeming ruffled and off balance. After putting him inside and watching him, he seemed to have perked up after a few days. We put him back out with his friends. Then he seemed off again. Inside...
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    3 year old Moscovy with drooping wings!

    I'll grab a poop pic! He's eating a drinking very well as well.
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    3 year old Moscovy with drooping wings!

    Im sorry I got caught up yesterday. Hes able to pull back his wings with no problem. They kind of just bounce back as they should. Yesterday they sort of just returned to that lowered position instead. Hes been in today and looks super streamline again. I'm not sure what the problem was...
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    3 year old Moscovy with drooping wings!

    Thank you! I'll bring him in. What do you think it could be? What else can I look out for?
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    3 year old Moscovy with drooping wings!

    It won't let me post a video but here are a few pictures. Hes basically super ruffled and dragging his wings.
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    3 year old Moscovy with drooping wings!

    Hi there. My 3 year old Moscovy drake starting drooping his wings today. From what I understand, Angel Wing commonly occurs before 3 months of age and mostly in 1 wing. He doesn't seem to be acting differently at all. If he continues to do this tomorrow, Im going to put him inside. In the...
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    Spring hatchlings have started dying

    Thank you so much. I will do this immediately. Hopefully I can get my guy to make it through today. I picked him up today, and then I picked another bird up and he has lost a significant amount of weight in comparison. I will treat the entire flock. By chance do you know if this is something I...
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    Spring hatchlings have started dying

    Thank you! This is excellent information. I'm suspecting coccidiosis. Its been especially humid the last two weeks and the two that were/are ill did have very wet poop. They have plenty of access to food and water. The feed is kept inside and is completely dry. They eat scratch grain. I have...
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