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    Make it stop! My duck won't take a break from laying eggs

    One of my Welsh Harlequin ducks, Selah, has been laying continuously since July of 2019. She has laid an egg a day since that date and I am concerned that all that egg-laying, without rest, is not good for her body. I've noticed her egg shells are getting thinner and thinner, despite that...
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    Duck opening and closing bill and making rasping sounds

    This morning, I heard my 15 month old Welsh Harlequin, Solrikka, making rasping noises and was opening and closing her bill to breathe. The opening and closing of the bill has gotten more frequent and her bill is opening wider. I opened her bill to check her mouth/cloaca and I didn't see...
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    Duck laid yolk without membrane or eggshell

    My Runner Duck, Sage, was floating in her pool, as she tends to do every afternoon. I saw a perfect yolk in the pool, but didn't see any membrane or eggshell. She got out of the pool, but she was off by herself and seemed a little off. Sage has been laying every day, but a few times she has...
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    Egg issues II

    One of my 3 year old runner ducks had been having recurring egg issues. She seems to be acting fine, as in not ill, but she lays a soft shelled egg almost every afternoon. I started giving her a Citrical tablet every night before she went to bed and it seemed to help her lay a hard shelled...
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    Respiratory issues?

    Hi. My Runner Duck Sage's voice started changing a few days ago. She seemed to be going broody, so I thought it might be related to that. Now she's lost interest in sitting on her eggs and seems to have just lost her voice. She's usually very vocal, but this morning I hear she's not...
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    Early bumblefoot

    My Welsh Harlequin Duck, Solrikka, started limping around 5 days ago. I picked her up and noticed what looks like the beginnings of bumblefoot. We've been doing twice daily soaks with Espsom Salt for 8 minutes at a time and then slathering the affected area with neosporin. We're also confining...
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    Duck limping, not bumblefoot, no swelling, what could it be?

    My 9 month old Welsh Harlequin has developed a limp. We noticed it 2 days ago, in the afternoon, and have seen it get progressively worse. I've examined the foot that's bothering her (her right foot) and I don't see any signs of either bumblefoot or developing bumblefoot, nor do I see any...
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    Molting lethargy or something else

    One of my female runner ducks, Anise, is in full molt. During this molt she has been super cranky (repeatedly nipping at the other ducks) and lethargic. I read that is expected. Today she was really out of it, just standing around, staring into space, while her flock mates foraged. I...
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    Egg issues

    My older runner duck has been laying soft shelled eggs at the same time every afternoon for several weeks. I pulverized a calcium citrate pill and tried to give it to her via treats, but she once she realized the CC was on there, she wouldn't touch them. Then I tried to syringe watered down CC...
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    Ducks won't eat their new food

    The feed store had run out of the type of feed that I usually give my ducks, so we had to buy another brand. My ducks won't touch it. They nibble at it and then turn away. I've tried wetting it and they still won't touch it. The store I get the feed from won't get a delivery until next...
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    Egg issues

    The ongoing saga of my duck Sage. Sage has been doing some odd egg things since she has been on her meds for the scratched cornea and bumblefoot. She's has been laying a nice, hard-shelled egg in the morning and then, off and on, laying a soft shelled egg in the later afternoon. Today she...
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    Bumblefoot cure with just Betadine soaks?

    I brought my poor runner duck Sage to get her corneal abrasion (which is still not healed) checked and saw that she was tracking blood on the vet's floor. Apparently she had a bumblefoot on the side of one of her feet and while I was taking her into the car to the vet, it started bleeding (or...
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    Calling all people whose birds have experienced corneal scratches

    My runner duck Sage (about 18 months old) started acting out of sorts on Sunday, hiding under bushes and not eating. Her eye was closed and later it started weeping clear liquid very profusely. I didn't see any discharge from her nares or diarrhea. I took her to the vet and she diagnosed a...
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    Closed eye with possible discharge

    We just discovered that runner duck has one eye closed and is a bit off. The feathers around that eye look to be a bit matted, so there's probably discharge, although I can't see what the discharge actually is. I gave her a big bowl of water to dunk her head in, but from her standoffish...
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    Duck acting sluggish..has white, milky poops

    I noticed my 2.5 month old Welsh Harlequin duck was acting a bit off later this afternoon. She was fine this morning, but around 4 pm I noticed she wasn't interested in the worms I was trying to give her. Later on I noticed her poop was white and foamy. I gave her some peas, which she...
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    My ducks are terrified of me

    I got 2 Welsh Harlequin ducklings in April, raised them since they were 2 days old, had lots of contact and handling of them since then and find that they run in terror with their mouths open (like a terror film scream) whenever I come around. I got them because they were reputed to be a...
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    Duck laid 2 eggs in one day, one of them shell-less

    My duck Sage laid an egg later in the afternoon and then several hours later, plopped out a shell-less again. There have been some strange things going on with my ducks regarding eggs lately. They used to religiously leave me an egg in their house before I let them out for the morning, but...
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    Ducklings seem really sleepy

    I've had my 2 welsh harlequin ducklings (they'll be 3 weeks old on Monday) in the brooder until today. This afternoon I let them outside for the first time. There was a bit of running around and activity. Temperatures were mild and they were mostly out of the sun. Eventually I brought them...
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    Pine shavings question

    Usually when I get pine shavings they are bone dry. My husband bought some shavings 2 days ago and just opened them up and they feel cool and moist to the touch. We took them back and brought new packages home and once again, they are cool and moist to the touch. Am I freaking out too much...
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    Young duck laying shell-less eggs

    This is the third day my 1st time laying duck has laid a shell-less egg. I imagine she laid it sometime in the morning, as my husband found it (crushed up), when he was cleaning the duck house. Yesterday she had trouble laying her second egg (had to put her in a tub of warm water and feed her...
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