3 quick questions. please help fast response..

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mandapanda3186, May 3, 2011.

  1. mandapanda3186

    mandapanda3186 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok so I posted before about my chicks pecking at my duckling. I have 3 questions...

    1 will the other ducks peck at the red if I just use neosporin and not bandage it?

    2 how long til her feathers come back?

    3 how old do the ducks need to be before they do not need a brooder lamp?


    Thanks!
     
  2. mandapanda3186

    mandapanda3186 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bumping. Anyone please?
     
  3. dumb_cluck

    dumb_cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1. Separate the duck from the chicks!

    2. Apply neosporin (if necessary)

    3. The feathers may or not come back depending on age.

    4. Ducklings will need a brooder light until about 3 - 4 weeks old. BUT.........make sure they are not exposed to inclement weather and get soaking wet! They WILL catch a cold and die.
     
  4. mandapanda3186

    mandapanda3186 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is separated from the chicks. I was wondering if the other ducks(I have 3) will mess with it, so will a bandage become necessary? She is approx 5 or 6 weeks. I hope they come back! Its above her tail, lower back ish.
     
  5. dumb_cluck

    dumb_cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Watch them. They "may"not attack" the red spot, BUT.........he/she is definatley at the
    bottom of the pecking order, so I would quaranitine within sight of the others until the bleeding (red) goes away.
     
  6. lady feathers

    lady feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could you use blukote on her.... worked for my chicks that were pecking they didn't like the new color and feathers regrew within a week or so. It also worked for a turkey poult I got free from TSC because it had been picked at its vent from the others..... compleely healed and refeatherd again in just over a week. Might be worth a shot!
     
  7. lady feathers

    lady feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also, everything I have sen about neosporin says to use the one "without" pain relief.
     
  8. bikergirl

    bikergirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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