Is something wrong with my duck??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by newbabyducks322, Jan 4, 2018.

  1. newbabyducks322

    newbabyducks322 Chirping

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    I have three ducks. John (black Swedish), Micheal (Blue Swedish), and George (khaki campbell). George has an enlarged chest. I am not sure what is going on. I've attached some photos so you can see what I am talking about. Is this normal? What is going on? Does this look like she isn't eating enough? Or is she eating too much? Or is this a common look for ducks? My two other ducks (as well as past ducks I have owned) have not looked like this. I am worried, but not too worried since her behaviors are the same as they have always been. IMG_5929.JPG IMG_5931.JPG IMG_5932.JPG
     
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  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia John 3:16

    Sometimes my Buff will look like that at the end of the day after she has eaten a lot. Not quite that big but noticeable. What all do you feed her daily?
     
  3. newbabyducks322

    newbabyducks322 Chirping

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    I feed them Mazuri waterfowl maintenance
     
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  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia John 3:16

    Nothing else no snacks? When you let them out tomorrow morning look at her chest then it should be much smaller. When I noticed mine like that I checked her the next day and she looked normal.

    Pretty ducks
     
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  5. newbabyducks322

    newbabyducks322 Chirping

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    I don't give them snacks everyday, but if I do give them some veggies. Thanks, I'll see if she looks different in the morning. :)
     
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  6. MagpieDucks

    MagpieDucks Driven Insane

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    She may just be relaxing. It almost looks like a keel. Hmm...


    Also, that's a Khaki Campbell, not a Buff.

    :)
     
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  7. newbabyducks322

    newbabyducks322 Chirping

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    I realized after I posted the thread that I got it wrong. I use to have a buff, that's why I got confused because they looked so similar. :)
     
  8. Ducktown

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    Their crops can get gigantic! I've seen them walking around with swollen crops and I got quite worried. Sometimes they just overdo the feeding and that is the result.

    They are fine! More than fine, I'm sure.
     
  9. newbabyducks322

    newbabyducks322 Chirping

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    Thank you! It makes me feel much better knowing that this is normal.
     
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  10. Kallywumpus

    Kallywumpus In the Brooder

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    You could always get a birdy bra to give him extra support
     
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