duck health

  1. chickmamat

    Muscovy Duck weird stomach bumps

    I posted about my Muscovy molting a couple weeks ago, but I can’t find that thread. We adopted her. She couldn’t walk well and we assumed she was over weight and her legs were weak from her previous living conditions. She has since lost weight and moves and runs well. I noticed though, a couple...
  2. chickmamat

    Muscovy Losing Feathers + Lethargic

    Hey all! To start, yes, I know Muscovy are not technically ducks. Now that that’s out of the way lol.... I am a chicken person, never owned water fowl. A friend at our local animal shelter reached out because they had a Muscovy that was dumped at a local park. She is unbelievably sweet and...
  3. L

    Anise for ducks?

    Hi all. I read on the duck treat/food list that ducks can have Calf Manna which is flavored with anise b/c ducks, etc find that very tasty. I have a mallard that was rehabbed and released back in the area where he was injured. He was released 5 1/2 wks ago and we take him a snack once or twice a...
  4. P

    Need Help with Duck’s feet//can’t walk

    My duck that had niacin problems as a duckling but was then given niacin and still receives it nightly has lost the ability to walk. He was fine this morning but when I checked on him today he couldn’t walk and both his feet were curled and looked shriveled? I have no idea what would be the...
  5. Fairywoodducks

    Eggbound duck

    My almost 2 year old khaki Campbell, Amelia, is having problems with an egg. Looks like she is pushing with now luck. She is eating, drinking, foraging, and pooping. I soaked her in a warm epsom salt bath for 30 min and then let her rest. She does seem tired and hurting. She did lay a good egg...
  6. I

    Duck health issue???

    Hi again- one of my ducks seems to have recently had a change in stool consistency. It’s solid and white, honestly it seems like whipped cream except more solid. Does it only mean she needs to drink more water, or could it be a sign of a worse health issue? And why might she not be drinking...
  7. I

    My ducklings are sneezing? Help!

    Hello, I recently got seven ducklings that are now a week old. I have then in a brooder with a 100 watt heating lamp, pine shavings that I change daily, plenty of water and food. I have noticed that two of my ducks are starting to sneeze, a lot. The one doesn’t look to be clogged and I can’t...
  8. J

    HELP Ducks Dying of leucocytozoon infections

    So I purchased 16 3/4 week old Muscovy ducklings on June 15, 2019 by June 27, 2019 I lost 7. on June 19th I sent them one deceased duckling off for a Necropsy. I don't have all of the official results back yet, the lab and the vet have just been awesome. We lost our first duckling on June 16...
  9. Absolutely Quackers

    Help Please - Khaki Campbell Drake Losing Balance!

    Hi Everyone - I am new to Backyard Chickens. Please can I ask for some help! My 9 month old Khaki Campbell drake was off colour 2 days ago and I took him to the vet yesterday morning. He is not eating or drinking on his own and he had a VERY high temperature. He is okay if sitting down but loses...
  10. Maddiejayne

    6 week old mallard with drooping wing

    My six week old Mallard appears to have one wing that droops down, so much she sometimes trips when walking. It’s only the one wing. My worry is that this if this is a deficiency problem or normal and something the baby duck will grow out of Or encumbrance that Will affect her longevity? I’ll...
  11. yumachick2015

    Duck issue please help

    Hello, I have a 3 year old female duck that has been developing scans on her face. I’m thinking it’s a mite but not sure. Need help.
  12. Lizzy456

    Undereye Ticks on Duck - W/ PICS

    When I let the ducks out this morning I noticed something weird about one of their eyes. Turns out she has clusters of ticks around her eyes. I have had this happen before, but there were only a few that I was able to pick off with my fingers. From most of the posts I see on ducks and ticks...
  13. otterhousehold

    Bumblefoot taking over our flock... we need help!

    Hello! We have 4 backyard ducks that are all about 8 months old and within the past 2 months they have ALL developed small to very large cases of bumblefoot either on one or both feet. We are not sure how they are getting cut -- possibly the concrete blocks they were using to get into their...
  14. G

    duckling leg problem??

    so i’ve got a baby duck and I’ve bought another for company to the first. The smaller is 2 weeks old, the other 3 weeks old. They’re normal domestic ducks. So the smaller one stopped using it’s legs 2 days ago. The vet said we can do nothing, everything’s fine, buy them vitamins. Okay I bought...
  15. morganurban

    Flowers safe for ducks?

    Hello, I have a lot of plants around my ducks’ pen and they absolutely love laying in them and nibbling on them. They love eating the geranium flowers I have planted. They also love to lay in the fern and merigolds planted their. Are these plants safe for them?
  16. house.of.ducks

    Treats for ducks?

    I have 6 ducks. 2 female welshies, 1 male and 1 female khaki campbells, a female Cayuga duckling, and a female jumbo pekin duckling. So far their diets consist of whole corn, bok choy, kale, meal worms, occasionally bell peppers, oats (cooked for the babies), and I feed the girls that are laying...
  17. Autumn B

    Duckling to duck feed change

    So the place we got our ducks from suggested we start our ducklings off with chick feed. Well they are getting so big, I was wondering if there is a time im suppose to get them to start eating more mature duck feed, like pellets, or if they are fine eating the chick feed.
  18. Autumn B

    Duck concerns

    :hmm we recently started our first journey raising baby ducks. My sister and I have noticed some things we don't quite know what's going on and if it is normal or should be a concern. We got 3 ducklings and 2 of them are acting, what we think, is weird but aren't sure. The first one, Greg...
  19. Riley Adams

    Layer Feed- Do's And Don'ts?

    Hi... A few questions. My four ducks turned twenty weeks old today. I hear that they will be laying soon and that this is the right time to switch them over to layer feed. Is this true, or should I wait for them to start laying? Is it okay for my drake to eat layer feed or is the excess calcium...
  20. Cailyn Riley

    Duck eating his feathers.

    We have a mandarin duck, that we got as a wild duck to pair with our tame wood duck. The mandarin duck is now eating his chest feathers. We aren’t sure why? He is able to eat... please help!
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