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Muscovy Duckling is biting the other 4 ducklings... HELP!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by kerriliane, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. kerriliane

    kerriliane Songster

    Sep 19, 2010
    Langley, BC, Canada
    So I woke up this morning and saw that some of my young muscovy ducklings wings were bleeding..
    I thought it was one of my chickens, until I noticed that only 4 of the 5 ducklings had bleeding wings.. and then I saw the other duckling - bite, pull and EAT the *WING that came off its sibling! now I've removed him/her and given him to a neighbour as I have no means to seperate the duck and he does. My other 4 now, *2 have broken bleeding follicles, the other two just have broken but not really bleeding follicles... What do I do?
    I'm worried for the little ones!

    Edit: Changed certain words as I found out it wasnt bone, but wing follicle! Added a * where a word was changed!
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2010

  2. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Songster

    Mar 5, 2009
    Church Hill, TN
    We had the same thing happen here. I used Blue Kote on my ducklings that were injured. I kept the aggressors away from the younger ones until the pin feathers grew out. Its happened several times with my Scovy's and only with my Scovy's. I don't know if its a Scovy thing of if I have weird ducks.

    Good luck!

  3. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Songster

    Aug 4, 2010
    San Diego
    I'm not an expert, but I think there has to be a way to figure out how to keep them separate until they grow a little bigger. Perhaps you neighbor can take them, temporarily, for a few weeks. That one with the bone exposed needs to be treated, though, to prevent infection.
  4. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    I worry when someone reports a bone sticking out. What are the chances of the skin to grow over it? I would say a vet should look at it, and perhaps amputate the tip so it will close up correctly. I hope the wing tip is not that bad, good luck.

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