Pekin Duck Club!

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

  1. wildsam

    wildsam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For niacin and/or brewers yeast try eBay or Amazon. I found both really hard to find even in organic or health stores. Brewers yest you might also find at a wine store if your lucky. Found mine there. Maybe try calling the store instead of driving there? Saves you a long and disappointing trip too.
     
  2. BattleFires

    BattleFires Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a duck husbandry question.

    I have a year old female whose legs are swollen were the shank meets the body. She can barely walk and has started using her wings as 'crutches'. She doesn't move much and it obviously in some pain. The joints are very tender and warm. She's been limping a bit for about two months but it's gotten significantly worse in the last two weeks.

    I did read that a warm epsom salt bath is good for leg problems but I didn't have a way to get warm water to her for a decent period. I don't have a good set up for bringing her into the house for a bath either.

    Anybody have an idea of what this could be? If it was just one leg I would think injury but it's both.
     
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    She may well have a serious infection. With great respect, I need to point out that this is something that will not go away on its own and she needs someone to bring her into a warm safe place where she can get time in a lukewarm tub deep enough to float in, a thorough examination, probably at this point oral antibiotics, and a daily care regimen that will help her heal.

    A vet would be best, as well as dedication to any treatment she needs.
     
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  4. DaisyDuckling

    DaisyDuckling New Egg

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    This is Daisy, my little Pekin :love
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    Right now she's an only child, but only until I move into a bigger house. I'm renting at the moment but I plan on having lots of ducks in the future! Daisy is only a little over 2 weeks old and growing fast! She has little pin feathers coming in so she's constantly grooming. The little cutie follows me everywhere and she's always sitting on me if I'm holding still. She is a little on the chunky side though, when she takes baths her whole front half is under water!

    Any tips on how to get her to hate diapers less? She acts like I'm torturing her when I make her wear one, and I feel so bad for her :(
     
  5. Fuxzi

    Fuxzi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello everyone just wanted to share my three beautiful babies Nina (witch means "Strong" in Native American) Nata (witch means "Speaker" also in Native American) and Chewy (just because he likes to nibble a lot)


    [​IMG] Nina back left, Nata back right and Chewy infront.
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia "I Believe" Premium Member

    They are precious.
     
  7. Fuxzi

    Fuxzi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks :)
     
  8. farmgirl360

    farmgirl360 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a Pekin for years. But I ha it years ago and I still wish to have one can I join?
     
  9. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Sure! I am here because I am a big fan (-:
     
  10. farmgirl360

    farmgirl360 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thxs I was little when I had mine but we called him Aflac he survived many things animals he lived to a old age and die due to not being as fast as he once was and got cuaght by a predator but he sorta like fostered many groups of ducks
     

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