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  1. Skye'sDucks

    Curious question about muscovy duckling

    My muscovy duck has three babies, and by now they're 2 weeks old, probably closer to 3. One of them is twice the size of the other two, I mean, it's very visible difference. I know at this age, you can't say for certain what gender your duck is until they get older and start developing traits...
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    Homemade duck waterer ideas?

    I'm thinking of changing the waterer for my ducks, since all I have is a raised bowl, and I'm getting tired of that setup. It was what we started with two years ago, being completely new to ducks, but now I'd like something more efficient. I've seen ideas here before, but I wanted to ask...
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    2 Muscovy Ducklings need to be rehomed

    My Muscovy hen hatched out a nest of 12 uwanted babies when she hid a nest. We have 2 left that have yet to be rehomed, and the lady who was going to take them backed out today and said she no longer wanted them. The two babies to be rehomed are 2 days old, both black colored, as pictured...
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    Does this look like bumblefoot?

    I noticed my few-month old Muscovy drake (havent kept track what exact age--hes still growing in wing feathers, they're mostly pin feathers but otherwise is fully feathered) was limping a little bit tonight. Checked his feet and this is what I saw. Nothing felt very hot, nor was it fresh, it...
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    I had a loud visitor this morning...

    I woke up about 6:30 this morning since I'm starting community college and today was a 9:30 class and I didn't want to be rushed in the morning. When I wake up, I hear loud quacking out in our backyard, and when I looked out the window I saw a wild mallard in our yard. I went out there...
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    Feathers growing over caruncles, just curious

    My Muscovy drake recently has gotten caruncles down his neck a bit, but as he has been in a molt there are feathers growing back over them. I didn't think this was possible? Is this common? Just curious about the topic. Always eager to learn something new and fascinating about my birds. :)...
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    Aspen had other plans...

    I want to eat my duck eggs. Aspen decided she wanted hatch them, and hid a nest that we couldn't find until she started sitting. Long story short, I have 5 ducklings (that we let her keep) that are the cutest. They're a few weeks old now but I just got a bunch of photos of them and had to show...
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    Best antibiotic cream?

    My duck was attacked this morning, I've got it under control as it isn't bad (a few shallow puncture wounds on the head) but I wanted to ask if there's an antibiotic cream I can use for her? I'm suspecting a raccoon was the attacker and I don't know what kind of diseases they can carry. I'm...
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    (Rainbow Bourke) Parakeet with dirty butt--causes?

    I may have to find a parakeet forum to post this, but I've had so much help for other animals on BYC, so. :) I have an older male Rainbow Bourke Parakeet, we got him from a breeder years ago and his cage has been kept the same for the longest time. The last time we switched up his perches was...
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    Duckling with raspy/labored breathing

    I have a Muscovy duckling a few weeks old, just getting tail feathers, that has a raspy wheeze/sneeze, and its chests/body pumps a little to breathe. Just showed up a minute ago, I do offer water with apple cider that cleared up a cough in another adult duck, but this is different than that...
  11. Skye'sDucks

    Personal experiences on rabbit runs and colonies?

    Right now I can't exactly change up my rabbit situation, but in the future I'm very interested in re-doing the type of place they live in, and possibly even trying out a colony. I know this is early to ask, but I'm in a learning mood. :p So I was going to ask, to those who have done it, what...
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    Possible eye problems on Muscovy duck

    As I went out to check on my ducks this evening, I realized one of my girls has a strange thing going on with her eyes. The right one is worse...I really dont know what to call it. I'm not necessarily worried, since shes acting fine, but I dont want this to get worse if it is an actual...
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    Hollow spot (dimple?) on Muscovy drake chest

    Now I dont want to run to the duck community here screaming, 'Something is wrong with my duck!!!!!' (Because there isnt, and I'm not) But, after a few searches on Google, I quickly gave up as I do not think I have or can get the magic of finding the answer to my question online... So for a...
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    Help with rabbit -- off balance and possible head tilt?

    To the rabbit people on this forum, do any of you know if you can help me? This morning when I went outside my older lionhead rabbit (10-11) fell off his balcony, and it wasnt just an accident. He tipped over and fell sideways. As I watched him hop around, he appeared a little off balance on...
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    Is this egg okay or not okay to eat?

    I got what I guess you could say my first 'goof' (?) egg from my 1 year old Muscovy hen today. At first I thought it was kind of bent, but it's like an air bubble on the side of the shell. Is it okay to eat??
  16. Skye'sDucks

    You sneaky duck...

    One of my muscovy hens laid an egg once on top of our shed, I didnt think she was still laying there, despite seeing her up there sometimes. Well, looks like I was wrong :lol: I know she laid the whitest one on the right this morning, (which I'll keep) but I have no idea how old the other...
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    Emergency -- sick cat please help

    A stray cat I've been feeding hasn't shown up in a few weeks, and he just did and looks sick. He looks and acts very out of it and is drooling and dirty. I dont know what it can be. I don't have much experience with cats and I'd love some help! He isnt interested in the food or water we put out.
  18. Skye'sDucks

    Emergency -- sick cat please help

    A stray cat I've been feeding hasn't shown up in a few weeks, and he just did and looks sick. He looks and acts very out of it and is drooling and dirty. I dont know what it can be. I don't have much experience with cats and I'd love some help! He isnt interested in the food or water we put out.
  19. Skye'sDucks

    Can you eat wild Muscovy eggs?

    I know I'm asking...but I'm thinking the answer is probably no...:rolleyes: I just ask because I walked in on one of the wild Muscovy girls laying in the nest I have set up, it's very possible I took one of her eggs yesterday, but I have no way to tell. (No one has been laying there recently) I...
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    Can wild Muscovies have barring?

    I saw this pretty 'scovy duck at my cousin's apartment complex while I was walking his dog when he was away. I saw her twice, and the second time I snapped a pic. She had an adorable little baby while you can see. :) I did notice she had barred coloring though, while I've always thought wild...
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