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Mamma ducks seem really thin

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by sjm123456, May 19, 2016.

  1. sjm123456

    sjm123456 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, I have 3 mallard ducks and 2 of the females have been nesting (one of the females eggs just hatched) and they both seem REALY thin. Like under a pound and I can feel there bones. My drake seems to be a normal weight though. Is it normal for nesting ducks to be really thin? Also the one that doesn't have babies yet has a lot of missing feathers in the back of her neck and she's acting kinda crazy. Thank you any help is appreciated?!![​IMG]
     
  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it is normal for nesting birds to lost some weight but not a ton, as for the missing feathers I don't have an answer for you.
     
  3. sjm123456

    sjm123456 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just looked that up and apparently its from the drake matting with them and its normal
     
  4. donkeydew2farms

    donkeydew2farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had to separate my drake from the female every time she came out for a break he would try an mate her she went crazy did not want to breed. the babies hatched 12 of them. I still keep him out I am afraid he will kill the babies .[​IMG]
     
  5. sjm123456

    sjm123456 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Luckly my drake is realy nice to the babies and actually helps care for them
     

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