Is this normal?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by flossyfelix, Dec 17, 2016.

  1. flossyfelix

    flossyfelix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is this normal? I noticed she was hanging kind of low... maybe I've just never noticed it before? I don't know. I figured I would ask, just to be on the safe side.
     
  2. ChickenGrass

    ChickenGrass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks pretty normal to me :confused:
     
  3. flossyfelix

    flossyfelix Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Do not worry every time they Fart sideways... [​IMG]...They look to be happy cared for Ducks......


    Cheers!
     
  5. flossyfelix

    flossyfelix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hahahaha![​IMG] OK ok! Ever since she got bumblefoot I am definitely a VERY worried, overprotective momma! Im scared to death of infection and/or if I'm doing something wrong! Lol!
     
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    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    lol........Okay.....well Marten up......They will be fine........[​IMG]


    Cheers!
     
  7. flossyfelix

    flossyfelix Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Not that unusual - it's good to keep an eye on them, you are correct. Because ducks will hide illness till it's too late, sometimes.

    Sieben really scared me one day, her tummy looked really really full, and she just stood and stared off into the distance, then she started doing something with her neck that made me wonder if she was going to vomit . . . I watched, and watched. Eventually she wandered over to the flock and sat down. Over the next several hours, her behavior seemed normal and by the next day, the puffy tummy was back to normal, no funny neck movements . . . I think sometimes things get a little out of whack.

    Ducks that are laying do seem to get a little thick in the undercarriage sometimes, seems to me. Maybe that's what you are seeing. Just watch - and look for any other signs of trouble, but likely she is just fine.
     
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  9. flossyfelix

    flossyfelix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! She is laying daily, & I figured it had something to do with that!-- I'm also fairly new to the ducklife, so I'm still learning about everything... but I have turned into a crazy duck mom! No doubt! Lol. Like I said the whole bumblefoot thing started a thing with me! I'm still trying to get rid of it- completely w/out surgery! Which as I'm sure you know is a process! I'm terrified of infection. That is my babygirl!!
     
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  10. flossyfelix

    flossyfelix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Flossy is limping, can't put any weight on her right foot. I've tried to see if something was in it & I've doctored it like crazy... trying to prevent bumblefoot...again. Also Felix has a few spots on his feet I didn't know about.. what do I do? Antibiotics?
     

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