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Possible egg bound duck? Maybe something else?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by clbarley, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. clbarley

    clbarley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So Sunday I went out to do my normal routine and I notice one of my girl khakis so slow, she can not keep up with everyone else. She wasnt limping or anything but i pick her up and check her feet, we have had a couple get bumble foot, her feet are fine but she really didnt want held. And I also notice she is fatter than the other ones. Her belly is also practically on the ground too. And also to they started a molt the second week of December, we have not gotten any eggs since then. I've googled her symptoms and nothing good has come up, so all of your opinions and leadership will be greatly appreciated! Thanks
     
  2. Onewiththeducks

    Onewiththeducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think she might be egg bound, but I'm not 100% sure.
     
  3. streemers

    streemers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a duck the is going through the same thing I think. She is sooo fat on the bottom area and has a heck of a time walking. Did you ever figure out what the problem was?
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I would get her into a tub of lukewarm water deep enough to float in, for at least half an hour. It may help her relax and let go of the egg. I have been advised to increase calcium in the diet of my ducks that have had egg problems. While that is not always the whole story, it is a place to start.
     

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