MY duck lost his bill

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lovinmychickens, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. lovinmychickens

    lovinmychickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I just noticed that my duck lost his bill, I am new to having ducks, is there something wrong with him or does this happen sometimes, please help!!!!!
    thanks so much!
     
  2. danischi24

    danischi24 Loves naked pets

    Aug 17, 2008
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    Very bad news-it doesn't happen the way your lips don't periodically fall off. How much of the bill is off? Can it still eat?
     
  3. lovinmychickens

    lovinmychickens Out Of The Brooder

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    no, he can't eat or drink, we are thinking of putting him down, do you think it could have froze off in the water?
     
  4. kryptoniteqhs

    kryptoniteqhs Rosecomb Rich

    Nov 14, 2008
    Perris, CA
    can you show us some pics?
     
  5. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Never heard of this before. Do you have a picture? [​IMG]
     
  6. lovinmychickens

    lovinmychickens Out Of The Brooder

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    sorry, no picture, my camera isn't working
     
  7. danischi24

    danischi24 Loves naked pets

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    No, chances are a predator bit it off.
     
  8. lovinmychickens

    lovinmychickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Thats what I was thinking was maybe something bite it off, but the cold wheather still seems like the culpprit in my mind, we live in upstate ny, and it has got to 20 below this week, we only have four ducks, 3 males and 1 female, we got them this spring, its new to us we have always just had chickens, but the ducks do have a ccop and a fenced area, so I don't know if anything could get in there.
     
  9. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    is it all off? omg is it in pain? can it eat? if it I cant imagine not culling an animal injured that badly. So sorry for you and him!!!
     
  10. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    This is new to me, too. Pictures.
     

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