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  1. jduke

    Duck lost companion

    Here's the new baby. I haven't decided on a name yet but she loves her pool and I took her out to dig for worms yesterday. We've started constructing the new enclosure so they're living inthe basement until we get it finished. She's still very skittish but is getting better and better...
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    Duck lost companion

    I still miss my baby very much and so does Freckles. Thanks to the help of Miss Lydia, OhZark Biddies and her brother and sister, we have a new addition. She is a gorgeous Swedish blue and she did great on the 90 mile car ride home. She loves her pool (she even sleeps in it) and loves...
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    Duck lost companion

    OhZark Biddies contacted me about a possible addition maybe this weekend through the Missouri page, which I never would've found or even known about until you mentioned it, so THANK YOU THANK YOU !!! :bow:fl:clap BYC is a million times better than a google search and I love that it's full of...
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    calling any one from missouri

    They are gorgeous! I'm going to talk to my husband, he gets off Saturday morning, and see if he wants to go for a drive. Where is the swap at?
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    Duck lost companion

    Thank you. I did post something on there reaching out. I'm going to do some major reconstruction and fortification this weekend.
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    Duck lost companion

    Thank you and I'm looking. She's being spoiled more than usual right now and she's usually the distant one but she didn't leave my side last night. Yes, she slept in my cat's bed next to my bed on the floor and I have to hang my hand off the bed so she could touch it. I know it nature's way...
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    calling any one from missouri

    Hello fellow Missourians. Does anyone have any suggestions of where I might find an adult female duck as a new companion for the one I have. She is a 4 year old pekin female and a raccoon killed her "sister" last night. I know the farm/feed stores usually do duck/chick days but I'm not sure...
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    Duck lost companion

    No ... what is that
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    Duck lost companion

    Nothing against the males but a female is my first preference. I've been looking around to see if anyone has a female that needs to be new home, or that was rescued, before getting babies, just to give it a second chance.
  10. jduke

    Duck lost companion

    I found 3 males that are 4 months old at our humane society ranch but then I feel bad not taking all of them :(. I could become an animal hoarder very quickly. I should've said yes when my husband offered having a small farm for all the animals.
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    Duck lost companion

    This may be a dumb question and I just can't brain today ... do I have to worry about interspecies breeding if I end up getting a male of a different kind? I know birds do that and usually it's female mate choice in birds, I just want to make sure so I don't end up with babies all over the place.
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    Duck lost companion

    Thank you all for your condolences. I feel worse that I couldn't protect her or save her. The remaining female is going to be staying inside for a while. #1: the predator will definitely be back and #2: I can't leave her alone, literally and I can't justify it in my mind, not until I find a new...
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    Duck lost companion

    One of my two ducks was killed this evening by a raccoon that pinned it down. I'm at a loss with what to do with my other duck. I don't want to get rid of her but everything I've read suggests that I get another duck for her. I don't even know where to begin finding an adult female pekin duck...
  14. jduke

    Egg bound with egg membrane

    It's possible that the fowl pox is causing the binding. Since it's a viral infection, it can be spread to other fowl around her. If her eye looks goopy or the feathers around it look wet, she probably also has a respiratory infection. As for feeding her, you can try scrambled or boiled eggs...
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    Egg bound with egg membrane

    Is her vent dry on the inside? The soaking in some warm water and epsom salt should help too. (As gross as it sounds) put a bit of ky on your finger and run it around the outside and inside of the vent to make sure it's not too dry. If it is dry, it can lead to a prolapsed vent, meaning the...
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    The Quack Shack

    I'm beginning to find that bird owners are a different breed of people :lau (it's supposed to be punny). Anyhoo, I ended up with 2 female pekins when they were 2 weeks old and I never in a million years thought I would be a duck owner. I love them and couldn't imagine parting with them...
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    How do I convince my ducks I'm friendly!?

    Aside from the treats, which will score you some ducky points, just spend some time with them. I have 2 female pekins, I will let me approach her and pick her up without running away and the other is a bit more skittish. I usually try to pick her up without chasing her too much or cornering...
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    Ducks wont use house

    I have 2 female pekins and I switched them from a large dog kennel to a new coop this past spring. They weren't really sure what to do with it. I put some worms just inside the door to get them to go in and explore and eventually they did. I didn't force them and it took my smaller one a bit...
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    The Shovelbeaks are at it again

    My ducks completely destroyed my backyard last year, like not a blade of grass left, literally. They have their duck house, small pond and an area that they can be fenced off into by their house but they are spoiled and I let them have the run of the whole yard half the time. I have had them...
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    Duck behavior

    My pekin females do the exact same thing. They usually get excited when their pool is clean or it rains or when I put clean water in the water bowl. They both take turns trying to mate the other but not usually at the same time. Mine just turned 4 years old and there are no other males or...
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