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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DenverDucky, Feb 6, 2013.
I saw pixs of the Rouens..They look alot like a Mallard.
Well, the 7 pekin ducklings are growing FAST!!! They are about 2 weeks old now and have doubled in size. I had to move them to a bigger brooder tonight!! I am hoping to get pics tomorrow. I Love my pekins (I love ducks in general) Hoping there's a 4H show winner in the bunch!
When rouens turn into "Mallards" it just means they are male rouens. The females keep their brown and white (used to be yellow) markings all year long, but the mallards, for a few months in the winter will turn back into what looks like a female duck, with brown and white markings. In the spring he will once again be a stately beautiful "mallard" looking duck.
Yup. They pretty much are like Mallards, other than Rouen ducks can't fly fly (they try and usually get a few feet while running) and that they're way bigger, close to the size of a Pekin.
Hello fellow Pekin lovers! Well out here in Manitoba, the weather is warming up, slightly, and my ducks are spending more and more time outside which is a really good thing! The bad thing is, one of ducks has a bleeding toe. I have never clipped their claws/nails, never realizing I might need to. Her outside toe nail/claw fell off, that part of the toe is bleeding, and it looks like the second one is getting ready to fall off. They have been kept in a clean, dry barn, which 20 chickens, and I haven't noticed any problems at all over the winter, but now that she's outside, I have noticed it. Is this normal? Have I caused it with always having straw as the bedding? Is it a fungus/rot that needs medication? None of my other ducks have this problem, and she has no noticeable pain. Help!
I have had a few of my Muscovy's break off a nail and they do bleed quite a bit, you can try flour or corn starch even baby powder may work to stop the bleeding. If this looks like affecting more than one nail I'd try soaking her foot in some warm Epsom salt water for a couple days maybe morn and eve if you can or at least 1X a day I use a small bucket 1 gal and put 1 cup of Epsom salt and nice warm water dissolve then put both feet into the bucket[easier] and hold them for as long as possible at least 10 min. FYI Epsom salts is also a laxative so you don't want her drinking the water. I've never clipped my ducks nails and Muscovys' being tree dwellers have some long nails. But they can get them hung up on things maybe that's what your duck is doing.
The rehome Pekin arived at one and she is already fully settled in. It probably helped that my trio is still very young. We also have one Khaki Campbell drake and a Rouen female in the back yard. They would know better then to take on a full sized Pekin. Here are all the ducks. My little Rouen female lays an egg a day and the new comer Pekin lays eggs too so that is nice. The other Pekin girls are too young.
That's so nice of you to take her in,. they all look very content.
Thanks for the advice! I rinsed it with water and it stopped bleeding an hour or two later. She seems to be doing fine now, although I noticed she also had a slightly bleeding scrape on her webbing, which I also poured some warm water on to clear it out, and I think she's doing well now. Keeping an eye on the other duckys' feet though!
I have six pekins. Three ducklings that just went out today.
Then I also have year old pekins too. The new ones are separated from the older ones for now. I love ducks. They are so fun to watch. We pull chairs up am hang out with them. It's so fun! And calming!