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Saggy belly...is this normal? **pic HEAVY**

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by newchickmom09, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. newchickmom09

    newchickmom09 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2009
    ARIZONA
    For the last couple of weeks I have noticed that my female duck Cocoa is getting a pretty big saggy belly. She will be 26 weeks old this weekend. As many of you probably remember I don't know her breed just what BYC members have guessed which is basicaly a mixed up mutt. I don't know if her belly has anything to do with what breed she might be. I tried looking up ducks and all I ever end up getting is info on rouens. Some more background on her is that she hasn't started laying yet. Right now she is eating chicken layer feed that is 16.5% protein and has oyster shell in a small dish that she picks at. Everyday she gets some fresh greens mainly pees since both the ducks and chickens love them. She also has the pond she eats plants, moss, and fish (if she gets lucky) out of. Now they have the left over garden to forage threw and get all kinds of bugs. They free range so basicaly she can eat whatever she wants. Here are some pictures that I took today of her. The sun was about to go down so the pics are not that great. Oh, I have felt her belly and it just feels soft not like there is anything in there. [​IMG]
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    Ebony and Cocoa so you can compare (there was a small plane flying over us)
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    Ebony to compare
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  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    That's normal for a duck of laying age. Geese get them, also. [​IMG]
     
  3. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Lucky girl - she is getting what I call the egg pooch.

    ETA....sigh, not a great speller.
     
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2010
  4. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

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    if she's not laying already, she's getting ready too! you'll know when she'd got on egg in her belly later on, you'll see a bulge in her belly!
     
  5. newchickmom09

    newchickmom09 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2009
    ARIZONA
    Great news to here that she is supposed to have a big belly. [​IMG] I really had no idea what was going on with her. So her belly will get bigger when she is about to lay?

    I guess then Ebony's belly is just because he is a piggy. [​IMG]
     
  6. newchickmom09

    newchickmom09 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2009
    ARIZONA
    Quote:I search everyday and still have found no eggs yet. So hopefully soon. [​IMG]
     
  7. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    She looks eggnant to me!
     
  8. newchickmom09

    newchickmom09 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2009
    ARIZONA
    Quote:[​IMG] what is eggnant supposed to mean? [​IMG]
    I'm not up to par on the duckology.
     
  9. joedie

    joedie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    SW Indiana
    I have a saggy belly too. Should I worry? [​IMG]
     
  10. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    Quote:[​IMG] what is eggnant supposed to mean? [​IMG]
    I'm not up to par on the duckology.

    LOL - Means she is "with egg" - prego with her wittle eggy pop!
     

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