Duck Addicts Anonymous (DAA)

Do you have too many ducks?


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KaleIAm

Free Ranging
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Jul 13, 2015
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My Pekin gets a Calcium Citrate +D3 if she lays soft eggs and those tablets are HUGE. Honey Boo Boo has to have a whole tablet and it's possible but not pleasant. The tablets are the size of Faith's bill 😕
How is Faith doing today?

I buy the smaller size calcium tablets for my ducks. They are specifically for people who have difficulty swallowing those huge tablets. Something like that might make it more pleasant to administer.

I've never tried the eggshell thing. My ducks have broken their own eggs and they just eat the inside and leave the shell.
 

HeatherKellyB

"One day or Day one"
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May 31, 2019
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How is Faith doing today?

I buy the smaller size calcium tablets for my ducks. They are specifically for people who have difficulty swallowing those huge tablets. Something like that might make it more pleasant to administer.

I've never tried the eggshell thing. My ducks have broken their own eggs and they just eat the inside and leave the shell.
Thank you so much for asking. She seems to be doing well. Last check, she was in the pool with the boys, welcoming their advances with a head bob. She gobbled up mealworms once again and was so excited to see me heading her way with them. Looking out the window, I see her laying down in the sun now. I just finished breaking up some egg shells and the others I'll leave halved. I'll take an egg with me to break in the run. Here's hoping she'll chose one of the calcium options.
Where did you find these smaller calcium tablets? Any chance you'd be able to share a picture of the bottle? I'd love to get some of those. The tablets I have are generic Citracal Plus and those tablets are huge. My mean lil Serama hen will lay an internally mended egg occasionally and she gets half a tablet a day until her eggs are better. It's amazing that I can fit it in her beak. There is no extra room at all. It wouldn't get stuck or anything like that, but there's no wiggle room. I can't imagine having to hold Faith, open her bill and get a tablet that size down her throat :idunno My big ducks have had access to broken eggs. They don't want any of it and leave it.
 

shawluvsbirds

🦆Lord luv a Duck!
Apr 17, 2017
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Look here...
I think this Avatar ducks head is going to change after all. No I swear those other pictures I took were just a couple of days ago.
Amazing how fast they can change!
I do want to keep him.
At least for a while.
Since I wanted to keep little bit I went ahead and put her two girl hatch mates in with her when I moved her to the Palace side so she wouldn't be totally new to everyone. Safety in numbers..
So if I keep this Drake as well I can always sell him and those other two as a trio later on if I want.
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shawluvsbirds

🦆Lord luv a Duck!
Apr 17, 2017
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This is not a real good picture but look how small little bit is there by the xylophone in comparison to the ducks around her.
Btw... They do not give two poops about that xylophone. But it's pretty cheesy it really doesn't make any noise. I have seen one go over and tap on it a time or two but it doesn't really make a sound so they are uninterested.
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shawluvsbirds

🦆Lord luv a Duck!
Apr 17, 2017
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Missouri
@FunnyfarmMidwest
Look here...
I think this Avatar ducks head is going to change after all. No I swear those other pictures I took were just a couple of days ago.
Amazing how fast they can change!
I do want to keep him.
At least for a while.
Since I wanted to keep little bit I went ahead and put her two girl hatch mates in with her when I moved her to the Palace side so she wouldn't be totally new to everyone. Safety in numbers..
So if I keep this Drake as well I can always sell him and those other two as a trio later on if I want.
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Oh my...
I actually meant to tag @HeatherKellyB 🤪
 

Overo Mare

🙄🤚Karen
Premium Feather Member
Aug 26, 2019
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This is not a real good picture but look how small little bit is there by the xylophone in comparison to the ducks around her.
Btw... They do not give two poops about that xylophone. But it's pretty cheesy it really doesn't make any noise. I have seen one go over and tap on it a time or two but it doesn't really make a sound so they are uninterested. View attachment 2873761
She is like Pud! Teeny tiny.
 

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