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Khaki cambell ducklings

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by brookesducks, Mar 11, 2016.

  1. brookesducks

    brookesducks Out Of The Brooder

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    I am thing about getting a couple khaki cambell ducklings but I need them to be females since I only have 1 male and 2 females.Is there a way to guess if the ducklings are Male or female?
     
  2. lomine

    lomine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The only way to know for sure with the KC is by vent sexing. But that should only be performed by an experienced professional. You can order sexed ducklings from a hatchery. I know Metzer has KC and their minimum order is 2 ducklings. You are going to pay a lot more than you would at a feed store though, with the extra shipping charges and sexing fee. For me it was worth it to pay more and get exactly what I wanted. But even with vent sexing it's not 100% guaranteed they will get it right.
     
  3. brookesducks

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    Ok thanks. I'm planning to get them from tractor supply. Hopefully I get girls!
     
  4. kell1982

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    Hi I'm new to this and would so appreciate people's feedback,
    I have a duck well 22 of them I have lost a few they start of having trouble in walking then when I open the cage up in the morning she has died [​IMG] It's heart breaking as I don't know what is causing this. Today my duck was dragging herself on the floor I have attached a picture I actually think at one point she was having a fit I have now separated her and kept her indoors tonight as she will get tramped on by the others and thought this is what could of killed my others!!
    They are all female and are about 29weeks old. Any advice please? [​IMG]
     
  5. lomine

    lomine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry for your loss. [​IMG]

    Sorry for all these questions but in order to figure this out we are going to have to narrow things down.
    How many have you lost and did they all have the same symptoms?
    Was the only symptoms not being able to walk? If no, what were the other symptoms?
    About how long was it from when they first showed symptoms and time of death?
    What are you currently feeding them?
    Do they free-range? If so, is it possible they had access to any toxic plants?
    Is it possible they had access to any decaying animals or plants, standing water, or spoiled food?
     
  6. kell1982

    kell1982 New Egg

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    Hi thank you for helping, they had the same symptoms of not being able to walk they usually struggle for about 3 days before I find them in their cage being trampled on, they are free range and nothing in the field they are on layers and mix corn and have apple they have a pond which is freshly changes everyday,
     
  7. kell1982

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    They are so beautiful and I'm worried if it is something I'm doing I have had them since they were 7 weeks old
     
  8. brookesducks

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    She is very beautiful!I would take her inside with you. If it cold outside or at night, her body temperature may need to get back to normal. But if sh is acting fine, but just can't walk, she might not be getting the right nutrition or enough protein. Make sure then alway have fresh, clean water at all times even at night. I am thinking she is a little weak. Ive hard some people giving honey or yogurt to sick ducks. Some plants are actually poisonous to ducks, so that could also be the cause.
     
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  9. brookesducks

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    She is very beautiful!I would take her inside with you. If it cold outside or at night, her body temperature may need to get back to normal. But if sh is acting fine, but just can't walk, she might not be getting the right nutrition or enough protein. Make sure then alway have fresh, clean water at all times even at night. I am thinking she is a little weak. Ive hard some people giving honey or yogurt to sick ducks. Some plants are actually poisonous to ducks, so that could also be the cause.
     
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  10. kell1982

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    Thank you everyone, I took her in last night made her a warm bed and put water and food down, I was shock to see her this morning up and walking she drank her water and eat her food and laid me an egg bless her. Can't believe how over night bringing her in she is now out with her friends and I can't tell which one she is now, very wired I'm now wondering if they are hurting themselves then at night something disturbing them which is making them all go mad and tramping on the weak ones so I'm now moving their home and putting electric fencing around, is it true to give them munuka honey when they are not well?
    Thanks again everyone these are my babies and worry so much about them [​IMG]
     

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