- Apr 7, 2018
Hello! I have a female Anconna duck with two other hens and one drake. She has developed a low, sagging section on her rear within the last year. Doing some research, I thought it was just part of her anatomy. I discovered that it could simply be an egg sac, meaning she lays eggs often, and, sometimes larger than normal. That being said I wasn't concerned until recently. Because the area that sags tends to sweep the ground, she lost all feathers on this portion of her body. Also, her feet scratch the sides, creating a small section on both the left and right side of her body that gets yellow and somewhat infected. After putting some bacitracin on it for a few days, this disappears. I would do this on and off as needed. Normally, she would not be herself if I had to treat her, but, once it went away, she was back to herself again -- walking around and quacking with the rest of the girls. When I went to put them up for bed tonight, I was happy to see her quacking as usual. I thought she was doing better, but then I picked her up to find the underside of her belly blue, purple, and even slightly green. I am not sure what is wrong with her. She seems normal-ish in that she doesn't seem to be in pain, but I know ducks hide pain well. Any thoughts?