duck help

  1. Ssutor

    Indian runner help

    Hi everyone, we have two indian runners who are now 10 weeks old. We are in the stage of encouraging them to free roam the garden while we are in the house, with the hope of keeping their pen door open everyday soon as we are out of the house 7:30am- 6:30pm. As the nights are getting darker...
  2. tnthomas29

    Please help me with my Pekin Duck

    I have been giving her ibuprofen, and got Nician capsules..she eats and drinks when I go out and help her. She has started staying in the coop and not coming out like she used to. She really tries and wants to go, but having trouble getting that one hip and one foot not to fold over on her as...
  3. B

    Brewers yeast for ducks?

    Hi every body. My family is going to be getting two 2 week old ducks in a few days. We have a starter and grower feed with 18% protein and we plan to feed oats and chick grit as well as supplementing electrolytes. I am a bit confused about the yeast. I heard baby ducks need yeast because they...
  4. 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...
  5. kuiper

    Question: How Can I Give My Special Needs Duck Company?

    So, I’ve been raising ducks for three years and hatching them for two. This last summer we had a little guy hatch with a bad leg. At first I just thought it was a tendon problem but after taking him to the vet; it turns out it was a fused joint. He is unable to bend his leg so he is stuck...
  6. C

    HELP - new member

    Hello, my name is Kay. I have 4 chickens and 2 Peking ducks. It's been many many years since I've had any type of foul. Now the problem. I think something is the matter with one of my ducks. It will not get in the pond (small blue). It will hang its head over and drink but won't get in. It...
  7. J

    Help, too many boy ducks!!!

    We got ducks from Tractor Supply (novice mistake) and now we have way too many males. It's becoming an issue because we have a mix of Pekin, Mallard, a cayuga and two welsh harlequins and 5 of the pekins are male (we only ended up with 1 female.) The Pekin's are much too large to mate with out...
  8. DandyAndMahi

    Are my ducklings molting??

    Hi! I’m not sure how old my ducklings are but I’m guessing they’re about 3 or 4 weeks old?? The yellow one is Dandelion and the brown one is Mahi and they’ve recently just started to loose their feathers. I know they’re supposed to molt, but I wasn’t sure if they actually are molting now cause...
  9. Jme2283

    My Rouen Has Laid a Soft Egg

    Hello. My 4 month old Rouen has laid 6 eggs so far within 4 days. I noticed today she laid two but one was “soft”. The rest of the eggs are hard and appear correct and healthy. I’ve read calcium can be a factor however, my question is, what do I do with that egg? My intentions are to let the...
  10. 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...
  11. K

    Fencing HELP

    Ok so most of the time my ducks are in a large fenced in pen but when we are home we like to allow them to free-range. The issue I am now running into is they do occasionally like to trespass onto my neighbors property. before this becomes an issue I'm looking for a short fencing that is...
  12. jsroxz

    Baby duck possibly ill? Please give advice!

    So... I have been lurking on this site for quite some time throughout the 12 days i’ve owned ducklings. I am definitely one to freak out at the smallest sign of illness or issue in my animals- and I have SO MANY questions. Bare with me while i give some background but for now, i’m going to try...
  13. morganurban

    Sick duck. Help please!

    My 1 year old Pekin has been acting unusual for the past two days. When I woke the ducks up yesterday she wasn’t making any noise and her bill seemed to be lacking color. Usually she’s very vocal. She seems to be weaker than usual. She flapped her wings slow this morning. She’s walking slow. I...
  14. 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...
  15. Summer_raee

    I really need some help with my duck.

    Hello , I could use some help with my duck. The hen Rex and my duck Blue April of this year me and my brother received a chicken and a duck. They were inseparable right from the start. Sadly Rex suddenly passed away a couple of days ago due to unknown circumstances. Blue is miserable now. He...
  16. Agent Idaho

    Rouen duck Advice?

    I live near a park with a pond, and unfortunately sometimes people who no longer want their pet ducks will drop them off there. A few weeks ago this happened to 2 rouen ducks, who didn't integrate into that flock and wandered the neighborhood. When they showed up to my street one of them got...
  17. katiekate88

    In need of advise!

    I Have 4 ducklings (ive had since they hatched) They are 1 month old on 5/10/18. I just tried switching them to wood shavings (larger sized shavings ) from hay and of course they attempted to eat it possibly some smaller pieces but I removed them and put hay over the top of the shavings in hopes...
  18. P

    Please someone help

    I have NEVER incubated anything, but the other day I found a duck egg all alone under a tree. It was cold when I picked it up, but I didn't want to risk it being alive so I grabbed it. Anyway, I candled it as soon as I got home, and it was completely clear with kind of a thicker part in the...
  19. MandysDuckTails

    HELP!! Hatching Failure!!

    Hello fellow duck lovers. I am a long time duck mom but 1st time hatcher. I am two days into hatching and I only had two good eggs. One seems to be doing OK making progress while the other was at a standstill for 36 hours. From everything I’ve read I needed to intervene. So I have created a hole...
  20. carlyducks

    Is this duck poop normal?

    Sorry for the gross picture but, My 8 month old female is acting fine, laying, eating, swimming, etc.. all normally. but she poops like this which looks much different than my males poop does? is this normal looking poop? Is like a pukey green color & runny.. She gets peas every few days but...
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