Duck folks - Please look at pics and opinionate.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by chickensioux, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. chickensioux

    chickensioux Songster

    Feb 12, 2009
    Western North Carolina

    I had this little call duck hatch about 2 weeks ago with his beak like this. He is growing, eating and drinking. What do you think? Will he survive? Will it get worse as he grows? His name is Stuart.

  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member 8 Years

    If he' or she is eating and drinking I'd give it all the time in the world. It's very cute and just might make it!
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2010
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners 8 Years

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    If he can eat and drink, and he is growing, and is otherwise in fine shape, I would keep him around - he is cute in spite of it. I would expect the bill would not just straighten out, but we don't know.

    I have heard of ducks managing after serious bill injuries, so I would give him a chance.
  4. bock

    bock Songster

    Oct 10, 2008
    Northern CA
    Poor thing. [​IMG] If he can eat and drink, I would give him a chance. [​IMG]

  5. chickensioux

    chickensioux Songster

    Feb 12, 2009
    Western North Carolina
    I will give him every chance in the world. I won't make any decisions unless he/she appears to be suffering, which it is not. I just wondered if anyone had dealt with this or not. We named him Stuart which will stick no matter the gender. He appears to be very happy and not effected by it at all.
  6. kla37

    kla37 Songster

    Apr 18, 2010
    Hillsborough, NC USA
    I know nothing about ducks, but he sure would steal my heart! He's a real cutie, he's just special.
  7. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

    Jan 11, 2010
    I once had a rescue duck that had a shortned top bill- and was advised to ensure it always had access to water- as its mouth would dry out very quickly without the top bill being normal- Apart from that- just to monitior weight to ensure it was eating enough. Unforunately there isnt alot that can be done to correct the bill that isnt very invassive - although I have seen a duck who was given a prosthetic bill after being attacked by a predator and lost more than half of its upper bill.

    Hopefully little Stuart will find ways to compensate to manage to eat and drink as he continues to grow.

  8. tonini3059

    tonini3059 [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Luv

    Nov 6, 2008
    Southwestern PA
    I had a duckling like that and she did very well I actually think yours looks better than her did. I would def it go and see how she does.

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