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Curving Bill

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Goat_Walker, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

    Jul 9, 2008
    I have a domestic bibbed mallard drake who was one of my first rescues, he is now around the age of 7. His lower bill curves sort of out and then under. He can scoop up corn and flock started ( I have a laying hen) fine, but I am a little worried about it.

    Any adice for this little predicament? I dont want him going hungry but I dont want him to crack his bill trying to eat.

  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

    Jul 18, 2008
    Indiana, Pennsylvania
    wow that's a toughie! I wish I could help but from what i know about duck bills is they're more fleshy than other birds bills (least i believe they are). So i hope he doesnt crack it owh! [​IMG] Hopefully someone else can give you some advice.

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