Is my duck okay???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by quackersthemallard, Jun 17, 2018.

  1. quackersthemallard

    quackersthemallard In the Brooder

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    My male mallard duck is having some weird things happing to himself. he is almost a year old now. There is white spots around his green head near the eyes and beak. His beak is all dried on the sides. And his feet are pretty dried. Is he okay? Thanks
     
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  2. The Phantom

    The Phantom I love birds!!! Premium Member

    Do you have pictures?
     
  3. quackersthemallard

    quackersthemallard In the Brooder

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    Not right now but i will show them later. He have white spots aground his beak and eyes, signs of molting? And underneath his feet kinda cracked and dried. Also his beak is peeling and cracked too on the sides. Kinda scared about him
     
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  4. shawluvsbirds

    shawluvsbirds "FAKE EILLEEN" Premium Member

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    Does he have swimming water and or water deep enough to dip his bill in regularly?
    It's pretty normal for their bill to peel once in a while. But if they don't have access to deep enough water to clean their snares they can get a runny nose so to speak and that can get quite bad and isn't normal.
    Dry cracked feet are fairly common too. Not a whole lot you can do about that unless you can control their environment and what they are walking around on all day. For instance if they spend a lot of time standing on wood it could be wicking a lot of moisture from their web:)
     
  5. quackersthemallard

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    yes, he does have access to fully emerge his head in the water. And he does spend his time on the porch all day! But weirdly why his head have white spotting, is that a sign of molting?
     
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  6. shawluvsbirds

    shawluvsbirds "FAKE EILLEEN" Premium Member

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    I would say so. Post a picture when you can so we can see what your seeing. But sight unseen. . I would say most likely molting and nothing to worry about. My call drake is molting right now and looks funny. His bill is peeling also. :lol:
     
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  7. quackersthemallard

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    Okay, I will later during today. Thanks for all your help!
     
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  8. quackersthemallard

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    In the picture, my duck have orange patches on the sides of his beak. Is that normal?
     
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  9. The Phantom

    The Phantom I love birds!!! Premium Member

    That could be just how his beak color is
     
  10. quackersthemallard

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    Okayy, I see. Thank you!
     
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