Egg laying ducks and limpy duck

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by THescovieguy, Sep 28, 2015.

  1. THescovieguy

    THescovieguy Out Of The Brooder

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    hi everyone!!
    i have a duck whose laying eggs right now,particularly 6 eggs right now,the scovie is the one thats laying,i need to know when is she gonna stop laying,her legs are also
    very limpy right now,she walks like her legs are cut off but she can still walk,now i need help,immediately.Any answers are helpful[​IMG]
     
  2. JadeComputerGal

    JadeComputerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @Miss Lydia just said in a different thread that hers are winding down for the year. You're in the middle east, aren't you? It seems like the same would apply to yours since your days should be getting shorter now as well.

    I'm not sure what you mean about walking like her legs are cut off. Was she injured, or has she been ill?
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Maybe she is need of some extra calcium if they don't get enough in their feed ,foraging it will come out of their bones so start giving her Oyster shell if you don't already and try to get some Calcium Gluconate TSC carries it and add to her feed or water @Amiga can give dosage on the CG. But it sounds like she is in need of some ASAP. As for egg laying if your in USA and not deep south egg laying should be winding down for you too. I only have 1 Scovy laying right now all the rest are through for the year.
     
  4. JadeComputerGal

    JadeComputerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think he said back when he first joined that he's somewhere in the Middle East, Jordan maybe?

    @THescovieguy , can you let us know again where you're located? Some of these things depend on where the duck lives.
     
  5. magicdave

    magicdave Out Of The Brooder

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    It's possible that your "scovie" needs calcium but Niacin deficiency is also very likely. I feed my Anconas Romaine Lettuce regularly to insure they get enough Niacin as well as a whole host of other important vitamins and minerals.
     
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  6. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    She may be egg-bound, or have a back injury. I would get her into a tub of lukewarm water she can float in, and watch her closely. If she is seriously injured, you need to be right there to assist her and keep her from drowning. But taking weight off the legs may help a great deal. Do that as often as you can.

    I wonder, @Miss Lydia if she might have a parasite problem as well?

    If she is egg bound, then 200 mg calcium twice a day (I am not a vet, but this is based on the many threads I have read about egg binding) may help. Be careful handling her so as not to break any eggs that might be in her belly.
     
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  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Hopefully he'll post back.
     
  8. THescovieguy

    THescovieguy Out Of The Brooder

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    no i am in the philippines
     
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  9. THescovieguy

    THescovieguy Out Of The Brooder

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    i actually tried feeding her crushed oyster shell
     
  10. THescovieguy

    THescovieguy Out Of The Brooder

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    no shes not egg bound,she always lays eggs,but this time 10 eggs,which is better than last time which is 7 eggs,but 6 of them broke because of the powerful wind and heavy rains,this time i am giving her uncooked balut eggs which hatched,just like in my thread,i buyed her moving like a penguin but worse
     

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