Loss of appetite??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by goslingluv, Sep 19, 2018.

  1. goslingluv

    goslingluv Songster

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    I have 2 ducks and a goose they free range all day and are not sick and poop looks normal but they have become lazy latey just hanging out not alot of grazing at least less grazing and they just nibble a little on the feed they dont dirty their pool as much either, is it season change? It started about the same time fall weather came. They were total pigs up until a few weeks ago.
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Are they molting?
     
  3. goslingluv

    goslingluv Songster

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    My goose is molting for the first time my drake is always changing colors but the goose is the one that seems kinda ragedy and even kinda skinny
     
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  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    How old and have you ever wormed them? When my geese are in molt they stay off to themselves but I haven't ever seen them go off their feed.
     
  5. goslingluv

    goslingluv Songster

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    4 months old. Hes eating just not near what he had. I have not wormed him. What would i give them?
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    I am not sure at 4 month old he would need wormed. Have you tried adding a poultry vitamin to their water or adding some extra protein to their diet during molt? some use cat food fish based. I use dog food salmon and pea these are dry foods. My birds love it. They also get meal worms. Lets see if @casportpony will say about worming at 4 months old.
     
  7. goslingluv

    goslingluv Songster

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    I give him peas and corn he doesnt eat the corn but eats all the peas he has also been eating my cats food I will give him his own today. I also discovered a feral cat recently that has been hunting them im i have had to run her out several times last night i barely got there in time. Im wondering if that is causing him stress? I dont know how to get rid of this terrible cat.
     
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  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Set a trap and bait with cat food carry to the shelter.

    At 4 months I wouldn't think a cat could do much injury but it could be causing stress? Is it getting into where they sleep? If a cat can get in real Predators can too.
     
  9. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Could they have gotten into any toxins..?
    Ate anything metal?..
     
  10. goslingluv

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    The cat is very aggressive but cant get into their house, the free range in a clean and safe area i walk it everyday and its all grass no questionable landscape we had a wild goose get a big face laceration one evening one minute he was fine went out 30 min. Later and half his face was hanging off we had it stiched thought it was from a fence but now im sure it was that cat...ugh
     
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