1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Duck won't swim or breed?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by bheila, Sep 8, 2008.

  1. bheila

    bheila Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2008
    Kent, Wa
    So when we first got our Cayuga drake we were told he was a she. We couldn't tell though because he had so many of his feathers tore off of his back, tail and neck. I wasn't educated on the different quacks of guys and gals at that time either. So now that his feathers have grown all back, we have had him for about 6 months and have discovered that he is a she and won't have anything to do with breeding or swimming. I got one other duck from the same situation that acts like a normal duck. But this guy is just so different. The other thing that puzzles me is that the pads on his feet bleed sometimes. Anyone else experience any of this with their ducks?
     
  2. LV426

    LV426 Chillin

    223
    1
    121
    Jul 16, 2008
    Sounds like he may have bumblefoot. Pain from that may be preventing him from normal behavior. I would take him to a vet for treatment.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by