Hello newbie here and I have some questions

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Lalaglenn, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. Lalaglenn

    Lalaglenn In the Brooder

    Nov 8, 2018
    Over a month ago we took in a duck that had been living inside someone's livingroom. They stated that it was about a year old. We notice the palnish in its bill and legs. It wasn't till we brought her or it home when we notice that it was unable to walk around that good. We fed it the scratch and grain mixer we feed others and dosed it up with vitamins. The duck has never quack and in the pass week has become aggressive . What can I do. It is not that way towards my other ducks which laid their 1st egg yesterday. I am not really sure of its gender and not sure if it has any handicaps due to malnutrition.
  2. 007Sean

    007Sean Wrangler

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy :frow and Welcome to Backyard Chickens.

    Glad to have you here with us. Enjoy your time here at BYC! You might try asking your questions over on the Ducks thread. The folks over there can answer/give advice for all your questions.

    Thanks for joining our community! :celebrate
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  3. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

    Jul 23, 2018
    Apalachin, NY
    My Coop
  4. BarnhartChickens98

    BarnhartChickens98 Crowing

    Oct 28, 2018
    Manhiem, Pennnsylvania
    :frow :welcome
    Hope we can answer all of your questions!!
  5. happy duck

    happy duck Crazy duck mom

    Mar 24, 2018
    Small town
    My Coop
    I am here for ducks and might know what is up with your duck:
    -Fist you need to feed your duck an all flock feed( I use Purina and get it at tractor supply co) Here is a link: https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/p...fSvGOH5lK77QK6nqh92q1_39BXfjOEWcaAv7REALw_wcB
    -Second, he probably has niacin deficiency or bumble foot(look on the bottom of his foot. If there is a scab then it is bumble here is how to treat it:https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/treating-bumble-foot-in-ducks.74245/) If it is a niacin deficiency then give him liquid B-complex and then give him niacin when it is all better to keep his legs strong(you can give niacin-brewers yeast every other day) Tell me what the bottom of its feet look like(a pic might be helpful) and then we can talk about the problem more :).
    -Third it is probably a male and is trying to show dominance. If it has a curled tail feather and no quack then it is a male. Do you have other ducks?

    Ok I am so sorry this was confusing and a lot to take in.... Ok so what I forgot to tell you was WELCOME!!! I am so so happy to meet you! I am here for ducks and have lots in common with people who do! I love keeping count of who I meet in a day who had ducks and I am proud to say you are the #1 person I have met today!:welcome:welcome:welcome:bun:bun:bun:bun:welcome:welcome
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  6. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

    Jun 26, 2014
    Corning, NY
    Welcome to our FUNomenal community! :celebrate
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  7. alexa009

    alexa009 Crossing the Road

    Apr 6, 2017
    My Coop
    Welcome to Backyard Chickens! We are glad you joined the flock!:welcome BYC is a helpful site providing all the information you need to know about poultry! There is always space for more members on the BYC roost!:highfive: Is your duck a drake? Hope you enjoy it here as much as we all do!
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  8. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Crossing the Road

    Mar 21, 2016
    Maricopa, AZ. (near Phoenix)
    Hello, and welcome to BYC! Good luck with your duck's!
  9. cassie123

    cassie123 Crowing

    Jun 13, 2017
    My Coop
    Hi, Welcome tonBYC!
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  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    So glad you joined us at Backyard Chickens :highfive:

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