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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by magpiemama35, Feb 24, 2017.

  1. magpiemama35

    magpiemama35 Just Hatched

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    My Pekin duckling is around 2 months old and I noticed something strange on his neck. When I picked him up to check it he three up all over the place. He's drinking water fine but I'm terrified, somebody please if you can think of anything.
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Like a bulge? had he just been eating? sometimes when they eat or drink and we pick them up we put pressure on the place where the food sits while they grind it before it goes into the tummy, That may have been what happened. How is he doing now?
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  3. GoldenFlight

    GoldenFlight Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Sounds like he could have just eaten a lot right before you grabbed him, which caused him to throw it all up.
     
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  4. chickens really

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    Ducks have a crop, yet it is different than a chickens....They do digest their food through the gizzard so need grit.....Hope that helps.......
     
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  5. magpiemama35

    magpiemama35 Just Hatched

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    @Miss Lydia no there was no bulge but thank you he seems better this morning. @goldenflight thank you as well, my husband said the same thing, it seems that was it. I think me freaking out clouded my better judgement.
    @chickens really I added a bit more grit to their diet and thank you also.
     
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  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    It happens to the best of us when it comes to our birds. [​IMG]
     
  7. GoldenFlight

    GoldenFlight Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    It's always pretty scary when they throw up, but I think it's even less serious than when a person does. :( That's good you were concerned, it a sign of a good duck mama!:)
     
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