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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Sneezy, Feb 13, 2017.

  1. Sneezy

    Sneezy New Egg

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    Hello,
    I am a new member. I do not live on a farm and I do not raise chickens. I have a duck. I hatched ducks last year in my classroom and the last one that was hatched was born with some issues. I ended up imprinting on her (not intentionally) and now, 9 months later she runs the household. I have done a lot of research on ducks but if anyone has any wisdom or experiences they'd like to share I'd greatly appreciate it.
    She's doing very well now however there have been a few hiccups along the way. She's produced a couple underdeveloped eggs and last month after she molted she became very sick in the sense that she couldn't stand or walk or swim, she kept flipping onto her back and without her main wing feathers she couldn't get herself back up again.

    Also, with regards to my username, her name is sneezy as she sneezes All The Time! Lol well at least it seems like it and she is a Rouen.
    Thanks!
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, sneezy, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! Don't worry - you don't need to be a chicken owner to be welcome at BYC! Ducks are a whole lot of fun...but also a muddy challenge. Make sure you stop by the Ducks Forum here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks Lots of quacker keepers there that may be able to answer anyway questions you might have.
    Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC!! [​IMG]
     
  3. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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  4. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello there, and my warmest welcome to the flock! I am quite pleased you decided to join us, please pull up a chair and make yourself at home here! I hope you enjoy it here as much as I have! :frow

    ~Cuz
     
  5. Sneezy

    Sneezy New Egg

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    Thank you!
     
  6. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Sneezy [​IMG] Welcome!

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Very nice to meet you Sneezy (am I addressing the duck?) I would suggest you discuss her incident with the folks on the duck thread. Maybe she needs more niacin or???
     

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