pekin duck acting strange...

QueenOfMyCoop

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my pekin duck is acting a little strange, she barely walks around with her friends and she sits under the tree most of the day. she is about 7 months old and normally very active. they get a lot of exercise and eat multi flock grain and is able to free roam. any thoughts?
 

Isaac 0

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Sorry to hear about your bird.

Approximately how long has she been acting lethargic? Do you have a "name-brand" for your feed? Are you providing a source of calcium for her? Is she eating, and drinking? How do her feces look?

One of the most frequent problems experienced when raising waterfowl is laying problems. Often times with new layers, especially heavyweight breeds. Sometimes they'll try passing a soft-shelled egg, or an abnormally enlarged one. This is can cause them some stress, which can subsequently result in sudden lethargy, and a decreased feed intake.

Luckily the problem tends to resolve itself, but an administration of a calcium supplement such as calcium citrate, Tums, or calcium gluconate may be good to aid in the passage of the egg.
 

QueenOfMyCoop

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Apr 26, 2020
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Sorry to hear about your bird.

Approximately how long has she been acting lethargic? Do you have a "name-brand" for your feed? Are you providing a source of calcium for her? Is she eating, and drinking? How do her feces look?

One of the most frequent problems experienced when raising waterfowl is laying problems. Often times with new layers, especially heavyweight breeds. Sometimes they'll try passing a soft-shelled egg, or an abnormally enlarged one. This is can cause them some stress, which can subsequently result in sudden lethargy, and a decreased feed intake.

Luckily the problem tends to resolve itself, but an administration of a calcium supplement such as calcium citrate, Tums, or calcium gluconate may be good to aid in the passage of the egg.
she is back to her normal silly self! and there was an egg in the coop this morning! so i'm sure thats what it was... thanks everyone!!
 

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