Pekin Duck Club!

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

  1. Anna6

    Anna6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Make sure they have a deep water container that they can stick their entire head in to drink and rinse their nasal holes. When we got ducks we did not have a good understanding of that and we have also seen other ducks that the owners where providing water but the duck could not stick her head in. I also think your duck might need a buddy. Welcome!
     
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  2. StacyAK

    StacyAK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Need some advice. My Pekin Puddles started limping yesterday. She doesn't act like she's in pain and is eating and drinking just fine. When she walks though you can tell she is trying to keep all her weight off her right leg as much as possible. When I was in the coop yesterday morning, I noticed when she tried coming inside she stumbled and fell while coming up the ramp. Not sure if she hurt it then or if she had already hurt it. I picked her up this morning and checked the bottom of her foot and didn't notice anything. I'm going to check better tonight when my husband gets home and can hold her while I check her leg. I'm going to bring up today and let her swim in the tub for awhile. Other then that I'm not sure what else to do for her.
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia "I Believe" Premium Member

    Try to keep her in a smaller area so she isn't having to try and keep up or climbing up ramps for a couple days to see if that helps, look for heat in the leg and swelling which may tell you there is an injury or infection. and warm water therapy will be good too just don't let her jump in and out of any tub or pool right now which may make this worse.
     
  4. StacyAK

    StacyAK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Think I'll add wood chips to my old brooder box and keep her in it for a couple days. Be easier to get her in the tub each day to. It's big enough for her and her Indian Runner friend to both be in there. I don't think they would be happy being separated so I will have to bring them both in the house.

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  5. singham

    singham Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi anna!!

    I am new to the pekin world. I am a chicken mom, but my husband and son thought it would be a nifty idea to bring home 6 ducklings for my 30th birthday.
    my question is about the water,... I have them drinking out of the waterers that you can buy at tractor supply. should I just have a bowl in their pen? the people at Tractor supply told my husband to NOT let them get their nostrils in the water. I found that strange since that's what ducks in the wild do, but who am I to say.. Is this why they seem snorty?

    TIA!!
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia "I Believe" Premium Member

    That's a good idea they always do better when they have a friend for company too, keep us updated on how she is doing
     
  7. cluckcluck3499

    cluckcluck3499 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Umm. They have to have water deep enough to rinse their nostrils in, they seem snorty because they don't have the water.. Tractor supplies workers aren't always the brightest lol.. But you need to get them water immediately, it's how they keep the mucus lining in their noses and mouths moist. How long have they been without the deep enough water
     
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  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia "I Believe" Premium Member

    I'm not Anna but will say that most of the people who work at TSC and feed stores know nothing about how to care for poultry, Ducklings need to be able to wash their nares and eyes out often for health, so making them a waterer would be a cheap way to give them something and keep them from climbing inside and chilling or drowning, I'll get you the link to caring for ducklings it has a good pic of a homemade waterer. https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/750869/raising-and-caring-for-ducklings#post_10611711 the only part that needs to change in this info is ducklings need food and water 24/7 for longer than 2 weeks more like 4.
     
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  9. StacyAK

    StacyAK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both ducks are happily making a mess in the tub and "sick bay" is all ready for them :) not sure how happy they are going to be about being cooped up in a box for a couple days. The frequent baths should help make up for it.

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    Let's hope a few days rest does the trick :)
     
  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia "I Believe" Premium Member

    cute pic.. I hope thats all she needs too. [​IMG]
     

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