pale/yellow skin.....losing ducks....photos

spish

De Regenboog Kippetjes
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ok for the full story i have a long post up in emergencies, but i thought id come and ask here on the 'duck' side of the problem
ive lost a few muscovies over the pst 6 months and not one single hen has laid an egg this year.
the scovies seem to be losing the red colour in their face..its now a sort of pale yellow/grey dry colour instead. ducks are losing weight..and a few have died....


all have be wormed, de-liced...eat waterfowl pellets and scratch from the chickens......

any idea what this could be?

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Goat_Walker

I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady
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Jul 9, 2008
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Have you changed their feed? Eating area? Water source? could they have gotten into a poision of some kind that just works slowly? When i have someone going pale usually being locked up for a night with sufficent food and water does the trick but your situtation does not sound nearly as easy.
 

spish

De Regenboog Kippetjes
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Apr 7, 2010
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yes theyve been treated for lice and mites. never heard of liver flukes.......do they perhaps live in river/streams? we have a stream running through our field that the ducks use..........
 

Frosty

Crowing
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Where else does the stream go? Is there any chance that somebody upstream used an agricultural product that could be affecting them?
 

spish

De Regenboog Kippetjes
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the stream runs from somewhere in holland through belgium (or from belgium through holland), so theres lots of rivers/lakes etc that all 'add' to it....so no doubt somewhere across the country somethings got into it....but im guessing its diluted before it reaches here...?
 

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