Desperately need help skinny drake

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  1. laurita1510

    laurita1510 Songster

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    Hi everyone!

    My khaki Campbel drake is in molt and in season and with all the hormones running through him he's causing some lot of stress.

    Firstly he's bulling my Aylesbury type duck and will not stop harassing her. He did this last year which we pit down to her being a new addition but doing it again this year is causing worry. Will this pass?

    More worrying however, he's also getting incredibly skinny. Apart from being randy he's behaving totally normally but he's just so thin! He's grooming a lot and will not eat. I've tried all his favourites but he's not interested in even peas or live feed! I'm terrified of loosing him. He's just finished his worming a week ago. What else could it be?

    Please help! :-(
     
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  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    What did you deworm him with?
     
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  3. laurita1510

    laurita1510 Songster

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    Feed with flubavet ( badly spelt)
     
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  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Are you sure he got enough?
     
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  5. laurita1510

    laurita1510 Songster

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    He had a weeks supply between 3 of them. Usually that's plenty as it's 5kg bag
     
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  7. BlueChai

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    I'm not sure to be honest, I'm don't know a lot about ducks. I would isolate him though in a safe, warm area with plenty of access to food and water. Maybe being away from the other ducks for a while will lower his stress levels and encourage him to eat. Also I would continue trying to give him his favorite foods along with normal food to try encouraging him to eat. Good luck with your little guy
     

  8. CayugaJana

    CayugaJana Free Ranging

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    Mine has been misbehaving too. I put him in jail with food and water. All of the females seem to be happier and healthier when he’s put up. He will most likely gain some weight if you keep him in a small type area where he can still see the rest of the flock.
     
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  9. Some Drakes just like Roosters are not good with Hens. Might be time for him to be replaced.
     
  10. laurita1510

    laurita1510 Songster

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    I know you might be right. But he's my boy and I love him like a child. X
     

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