Micro duck. Need help please!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by featherfinder, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. featherfinder

    featherfinder Runner Lover

    Ok so I have a muscovy that is 6 weeks old. The only problem is she still looks like she is 2 weeks old. She is just now starting to get tail feathers in and only has 4 or 5. He brother is tripling her in size right now and is almost fully feathered. I did some research and It said they can have health issues and internal organ problems. Should i take her to a vet? She seems fine and i have not had any problems at all with her. Not sure why she is not growing. Can anyone help me?
     
  2. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2010
    Grand Blanc, MI
    I would just make sure she has access to lots of food and water. She might benefit from some vitamins. But as long as she is acting fine, I wouldn't take her to the vet.
     
  3. featherfinder

    featherfinder Runner Lover

    Quote:She has gotten all that from day one except for a week when she was sick and i took her off of it. Just want to make sure she is ok. I dont want her to have problems internally and me not know about it till it is to late.

    Has anyone delt with micro ducks before?
     
  4. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Someone on here raised a boy scovy who was a micro duck. He had some issues, but was still around and doing OK last I heard.
     
  5. featherfinder

    featherfinder Runner Lover

    Quote:Do you know the name so i can PM them? I would love to get some more info but it puts me a little more at ease to know that he is still around and doing well.
     
  6. Evelle

    Evelle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    North Idaho
    hey feather finder!!!
    hows your micro doing....
    i need some help im thinking i have one also its having problems but acting fine..
    he cheeps with no sound coming out. and some reason has really sticky poo that will not leave his butt
    just wanted to know how you dealt with it and how he is doing now [​IMG] please help me
     
  7. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  8. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hey evelle me and feather finder are really good friends, and we talk about her runt allll the time. Her runt is doing GREAT nice and heathy and at her right size now. I hope you know that I didnt mean for you to have a runt with growing problems : I feel so bad [​IMG]
     
  9. Evelle

    Evelle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    North Idaho
    Quote:Hey evelle me and feather finder are really good friends, and we talk about her runt allll the time. Her runt is doing GREAT nice and heathy and at her right size now. I hope you know that I didnt mean for you to have a runt with growing problems : I feel so bad [​IMG]

    duckgirl!!! dont you feel like its your falt!! you didnt know... im not mad at you at all dont feel bad im glad that we could come up with common ground to help you..
    im not upset at all i just want "our" baby to make it and live a very happy life here..
    really dont feel bad.. i see it as a learning opertunity more than anything.. seriously as long as its not a death sentince [​IMG] im do my darndest to keep him around [​IMG]
     
  10. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hey evelle me and feather finder are really good friends, and we talk about her runt allll the time. Her runt is doing GREAT nice and heathy and at her right size now. I hope you know that I didnt mean for you to have a runt with growing problems : I feel so bad [​IMG]

    duckgirl!!! dont you feel like its your falt!! you didnt know... im not mad at you at all dont feel bad im glad that we could come up with common ground to help you..
    im not upset at all i just want "our" baby to make it and live a very happy life here..
    really dont feel bad.. i see it as a learning opertunity more than anything.. seriously as long as its not a death sentince [​IMG] im do my darndest to keep him around [​IMG]

    I do feel bad and wish I knew there was something wrong with her [​IMG]

    [​IMG] "our" baby. So what I can come see him with out getting in trouble [​IMG] when can he come visit me? Just kidding!

    If you ever need hwlp/advice with the runt feel free to PM feqther finder, she would be more then happy to help you. She was doing her very best to help me with my runt. But mine was just to weak. Did you ever get the poop of his butt?
     
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