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Ducklings bill is defective, help!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by angiegorham17, May 27, 2016.

  1. angiegorham17

    angiegorham17 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi guys! I'm Angie, I have a 9 month old mallard, his name is goose/petey! He currently has foster siblings (baby mallards) the two of the have to be maybe 5 days old at max, their bills are nothing I've ever seen before.. It looks like you took to Pringles and stuck them in your mouth to make a duck face, I will attach a photo. They can eat and drink, just a little harder for them, the just can't close the front properly cause it curls opposite directions (upper curls up, lower curls downward) Any idea what causes this, anything I can do to help since they are still growing? Any Input would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks so much smile.png[​IMG]
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    That bill does not look good! However, I'm not a duck person. I would recommend starting another thread in the "Emergencies/Diseases/Injuries and Cures" or the "Ducks" section.
     
  3. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree with what BantamFan said, you'd probably have better luck in the "ducks" section.
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
    CT
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Did you buy them or hatch them yourself? Sometimes incubator issues can cause defects. I agree you should post on the duck thread. I would imagine with the beak always open their mouth would dry out faster - so I would suggest they always have plenty of water available. If they were not incubator hatched, I would think this is an inherited defect since two are like this. Also the situation could worsen as they grow larger.
     

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