Are my ducklings sick?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by primobasil, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. primobasil

    primobasil New Egg

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    We recently got 4 ducklings for the kids for easter. They are grooving and seem strong. I am concerned about their skin. In the spots where their feathers are coming in they are very red and seem to be itchy. Maybe this is normal? Can I do anything to help the little guys out?

    Mark
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Do you have photo's?

    Some ducks are sensitive to low levels of nutrients . . . it is not the same for every duck. So yours may need some vitamins they are not getting enough of.

    What are they eating?

    Do you give them supplements?

    Do they go outside, or get treats?

    How often do they get to go swimming?

    What are their names?

    Are you enjoying them?
     

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