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  1. Nighthawk78

    Injured Duck Not Eating

    Update: It’s been almost three weeks since the attack. She’s now eating on her own and seems fine except that she still can’t walk properly. Vet said she’s had some sort of trauma to her back which is what’s impacting her walking but she has improved, so we have another round of...
  2. Nighthawk78

    Injured Duck Not Eating

    It's been two days since we started antibiotics and she seems to be improving. She's using her right foot more in swimming and she started nibbling at the grain today. Hopefully she'll continue to improve over the next week. It's a bit difficult trying to crop feed her because she protests...
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    Injured Duck Not Eating

    I'm so sorry for your loss 💔
  4. Nighthawk78

    Injured Duck Not Eating

    Update: we've been to the vets, who said there is a possibility that the duck is septic and may have a back injury but she can't tell without xrays. We've been given antibiotics and I've been instructed on tube-feeding in hopes of her getting better. The opinion was she is definately worth...
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    Injured Duck Not Eating

    Ours is still holding on, she seems to have recovered from her shock and is still quite feisty. How is your drake? Other people can probably give you better advice but for our duck's wound, we checked all over to make sure there was nothing too bad then rinsed the injuries as best we could to...
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    Injured Duck Not Eating

    I tried making a liquidy porridge in replace of her water in hopes of convincing her to have that instead but she refused. I didn't want her to dehydrate so I ended up giving back her water, which we've been dissolving a bit of sugar and a pinch of salt in. This afternoon she finally had two...
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    Injured Duck Not Eating

    The avian vet doesn’t have appointments free until Friday, but they have offered to take her as an emergency case if we call the clinic first thing in the morning so we’re going to do that and hope it doesn’t require euthanasia 🤞
  8. Nighthawk78

    Injured Duck Not Eating

    Hi everyone, Three nights ago (12th September), there was an attack on our ducks with one missing, one injured and the following night, a drake was killed. The injured duck we found lying under a bush, conscious but not moving. When we inspected her she just seemed to have some broken and/or...
  9. Nighthawk78

    Muscovy Duckling Gender

    I'm not sure, I have never attempted a vent sex before and do not want to try as I have heard it can hurt the duckling if not done correctly
  10. Nighthawk78

    Muscovy Duckling Gender

    It's difficult to get a front view! I managed some, but they aren't very clear
  11. Nighthawk78

    Muscovy Duckling Gender

    7 weeks old today, Nugget is still an adorably curious-but-cuddly little duck and is still happiest spending time in my lap (which she/he actively seeks out when in the company of other ducks). Looks like she/he's gonna have a grey head like one of our other ducks which is adorable.
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    Muscovy Duckling Gender

    Hi guys! It's that time of year again where we get inundated with ducklings. Unfortunately this year, we only have one (which has been delegated to me to me to raise, but that's not the purpose of this thread). Nugget is now just over four weeks old (30 days) and due to start growing feathers in...
  13. Nighthawk78

    New duckling acting strange?

    Thanks for all who offered advice. Unfortunately, my baby passed away within twenty minutes after my last post. (Thank God for my best friend realizing that I was upset and not questioning it <3) Now he's resting under a tree in the back yard R.I.P
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    New duckling acting strange?

    Little baby is barely breathing at this point. I'm just hoping he isn't in pain.
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    New duckling acting strange?

    Okay, I'll keep offering it water but I won't force it It's slowed down quite a bit from this morning, and it isn't moving or peeping as much. I think its bill is starting to crust slightly and it has a faint purplish tinge to it? it might just be my eyes, cuz purple has never been good for us...
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    New duckling acting strange?

    It's doing a bit better than yesterday, still quite off kilter. I think it's reacting mostly to voices and sounds around it to navigate to the nearest person. This morning my mum took it out of its overnight box, but when it heard my voice it jumped out of her hands to me. (thankfully it landed...
  17. Nighthawk78

    New duckling acting strange?

    Hi all, So we had another Muscovy duckling hatch last night. The duck who hatched her and her three siblings is a first-time mother and didn't seem to want anything to do with them unless they could move by themselves. Two of her siblings passed away last night so I took this one inside...
  18. Nighthawk78

    Duckling Colour

    We're planning on trying to sell most of these new ones, otherwise we'll end up with thirty odd ducks and that's too many for me to care for. We're going to keep a few for the mumma duck to raise herself, that way she doesn't freak out that she's hatched all of these babies and then they disappear.
  19. Nighthawk78

    Duckling Colour

    Hi all! I'm checking in again after a long time, sorry about that. The ducks are doing great - two drakes and five ducks out of the batch which is amazing odds cause we normally get all drakes. We actually just had another batch of ducklings hatch, so I'll try and attach some pics of all of...
  20. Nighthawk78

    Duckling Colour

    UPDATE: We now have seven ducklings in total. Smokey, Misty, Foggy and Cloudy are now 3(ish) weeks old ( I think, I lost track lol, could be 4) and are starting to get their feathers poking through. Stormy is doing really well, as are our two youngest babies, Quake and Tsunami. We did have...
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