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Hello! Just bought a farm and already have out chicks and ducklings!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by aforshee, Apr 30, 2017.

  1. aforshee

    aforshee In the Brooder

    Apr 30, 2017
    Greetings! My family and I just bought a farm and were so excited to get started we ordered our first chicks (15 ended up with 20 [​IMG]) the same day we closed! Later that weekend while getting supplies from the store we saw ducklings and were smitten.. so we added 4 ducks to our homestead. All are doing very well! We have concerns about our one Peking duck however. He is about 4 weeks old and at about 2 1/2 weeks we started noticing his legs were really turning inward to where he could barely walk. I read to add niacin and/or brewers yeast to supplement, so I have been now daily. Haven't seen any improvements and he is also having other symptoms now. He doesn't seem to be growing at the same rate as our other Peking duck. Yesterday I noticed that his bill has an odd colored spot on his bill (reddish orange) and it looks like he may have diarrhea now. Please help with any suggestions! I'm really concerned [​IMG] Thanks for any input!

  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hello and welcome to BYC - congrats on your new farm and your new birds!

    I'd suggest asking about your duck on this forum - https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks - I hope that someone will be able to help you out.

    Good luck
  3. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

    Jan 10, 2013
    [​IMG] glad to have you join us.

    So sorry about the issues with your duckling - hope someone with experience shows up with help on your problem.
  4. aforshee

    aforshee In the Brooder

    Apr 30, 2017
    Thanks for the suggestion! I posted on the duck blog.. hopefully we'll get some answers soon! [​IMG]
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  6. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under aforeshee [​IMG] Welcome & Congratulations!

    I hope your little ducking is OK.

    I also hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    You might want to also pop in and say hello on your local thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you ‘Find your State’s thread.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]

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