Duck Health questions....

Willjg

Songster
11 Years
May 9, 2008
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Hey there,

I am getting a pair of Mandarin Ducks and I find myself being worried/paranoid. Its been a while since I kept ducks, and tho I never had problems when I did have them years ago, I find myself wondering now about their health.

Are ducks susceptible to the same poultry diseases as other poultry?
(i.e. chickens & Mareks, ILT, whatever else)

I'm probably just worrying too much, but I just want some piece of mind.

Thanks,
Bill.
 

rainplace

Interstellar Duck Academy
10 Years
Jun 23, 2009
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Northwestern Washington
Ducks, geese, and guineas have a much higher resistance to disease than other poultry. And ducks, because they spend so much time in the water, tend not to get the parasites that chickens get either.
 

Willjg

Songster
11 Years
May 9, 2008
241
1
129
Tuckerton
Thanks everyone!

I had suspected they were hardier...at least thats what I remembered when I had ducks and geese before. I think from not having them for years my mind just went blank on it. So I really appreciate your help here.
:)

Take Care,
Bill.
 

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