Duck vent--does this look normal?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by TwoDogFarm, Feb 10, 2015.

  1. TwoDogFarm

    TwoDogFarm Chirping

    Jun 16, 2014
    North Carolina
    I am hoping that someone can help me out. We have had some real issues with our ducks lately. I had one to prolapse and die in less than 24 hours. Not even a week later, we had one become egg bound with an extremely swollen vent. So I'm kind of paranoid right now. I picked another one of my ducks up today and looked at her vent and I'm a little worried. I've posted a pic below but it almost seems like there is something coming from inside that is coming out and closing her vent off. Is this normal? She has been overmated by a very active drake lately. Maybe that would explain what this is? I hate to say it but I'm really not sure what a normal vent should look like and Google didn't help much.

  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member 8 Years

    With out going out and grabbing one of my ducks up to look at her vent i am just going to say that doesn't look to worrisome. can't see what your talking about as far as something coming out closing her vent off but I would give your drake sometime out and let the girls have a break from mating. This could just be from being over mated. Can you let her soak in a nice warm bath and see how it looks then. maybe take another pic after wards. and we'll compare.

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