Pekin Duck Club!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DenverDucky, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. The Howards

    The Howards Chillin' With My Peeps

    can be a lot of things unfortunately. are her legs splayed out? if so you may want to make a splint to bring them together in a more natural stance. may be unrelated but i noticed it is crested. the crest can lead to several "defects" and leg weakness is one of them. go ahead and start providing it with some niacin. you can use brewers yeast if you can't find just niacin. just make sure to stay away from flush free and slow release. the niacin is good for all ducks and aids in their development. crested issues affected one of ours and she still wobbles and stumbles around but is very independent.
    just a thought anyways, maybe someone with more experience can give better info.
     
  2. JFreeman

    JFreeman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you so so much! I also posted a separate thread in the Duck section, but it if I have two people saying Niacin, I won't say I won't try it. :) Thank you so so much!
     
  3. chesterthegreat

    chesterthegreat Out Of The Brooder

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    My first ducks were Pekins and I got to say they are by far my favorite breed of duck. I was in the market for a couple of muscovys but couldn't find any in my area at the time so I ended up going with the only ad for ducklings that I could find, which just happened to be Pekins! I have had many Pekins, but as of now I only have 3 Pekins, Aflac, Kelso, and their son, Pedro. I did have Pedro's brother Bon Jovi as well but he just passed away recently. I've had many

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    I love baby ducklings!
     
  4. Younger

    Younger Chillin' With My Peeps

    I love the pics. Can't wait till spring and the snow is gone here so everyone can enjoy the grass and flowers again.
     
  5. waynec1955

    waynec1955 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two drakes that I need to rehome. [​IMG]

    We have five hens and four drakes now. The hens are starting to have a rough time.
    I'm located in Central Alabama.
     
  6. HollyDuckFarmer

    HollyDuckFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @waynec1955 you might try posting either in your state thread (Social Forum) or in the Rehoming Forum. Good Luck.
     
  7. Rkirk

    Rkirk Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks like a splayed leg. It happens sometimes when they are on a slick surface when hatched and cant get a good footing. I have a pekin that walks like this. She is an adult now. She waddles a bit more then others but that doesn't seem to impact her quality of life. She mates, has little ones, swims like the dickens!

    I would give her lots of extra tlc but ya need to not have her alone. At least one other duckling with her. Enough to keep her company and snuggle with but so she wont be over run by a bunch of other little peep-n-squirts who tend to get too rowdy. What is she walking on? She would prob do best on fine pine bedding. You can get it at tractor supply.
     
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  8. Jnkbtd08

    Jnkbtd08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would love to join the Pekin Duck Club!
    My name is Nicole Kirsh. I am a mother of 4, kids, 2 GSD, 1 cat, 4 hens, 2 Pekin Ducks.
    I love my ducks since the day I got them. They, Daisy and Donald, are turning 1 this spring. I have plenty of questions. Like I'm curious to when Daisy will lay her first egg?
     
  9. waynec1955

    waynec1955 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My females hatched last July, they have been laying for 5 or 6 weeks now.
     
  10. JFreeman

    JFreeman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Just wanted to give every one an update on the little gimpy White Crested I named Nemo. I got some Niacin and continued providing Probiotics and Electrolytes. She's doing much better! She can get around a lot easier, and she loves loves loves to swim. This was the first time I put her in the tub, so I stayed with her to make sure she didn't get tired. The water was luke-warm. As soon as I realized she was getting tired, I drained out enough water for her to put weight on her legs, but still be able to swim if she wanted to. I'm thinking the biggest is a Pekin, and the third may be a Bali. Do you think I'm right? I didn't know if TSC carried Bali ducklings, but I thought I would ask... The tuff on its head isn't as big as Nemo's. Anyway, thanks again for all the suggestions. I even bought Storey's Guide to Raising Ducks. [​IMG]

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