Scovy developing caruncles or is she wounded?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Ondine, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. Ondine

    Ondine Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all,

    I have five Pekins and two Cayugas all over a year old. This year I got a young Muscovy female to add to the flock. She's been out with the big ducks for a few days and seems like they're getting along okay but not exactly best buddies yet. (I know it will take a while.)

    I know she's going to develop her caruncles but I haven't seen good pictures of what that might look like--just babies without them yet and then adults after.

    Can anyone tell me from looking at Lily's picture whether she's starting to develop caruncles and pigmentation in her bill, or is she getting wounded? When I touch the red spots, they don't seem to hurt her and seem stiff, so I'm thinking this is natural--I'm just a worried new Scovy mum [​IMG]

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  2. Hoss1975

    Hoss1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That doesn't look good,to young to be getting them yet.
     
  3. Ondine

    Ondine Out Of The Brooder

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    She's several weeks (I think--got her from a local breeder) and beginning to feather out--so too young?
     
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  4. Luvs chickens

    Luvs chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    get her away mfromthe others...... looks like they are attacking her... she looks too young to add to an adult flock......[​IMG]
     
  5. Ondine

    Ondine Out Of The Brooder

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    She's in the house now and will hang out by herself for a while longer. I never see them picking on her when I'm supervising them but I guess they must be doing it in the hours I'm at work [​IMG]
     
  6. Birdcrazy

    Birdcrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Poor girl [​IMG] doesn't look to good
    Maybe if you can put a devider fence in til they get used to each other? Means they can hang out but not hurt her, or wait til she's a lil bigger?
     
  7. PlumTuckered

    PlumTuckered Chillin' With My Peeps

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    awww poor lil baby. Either the big ducks are picking on her or there's a piece of your fencing that needs repair...that wound looks a bit deep to me but could just be my old eyes too. I hope she's enjoying being inside and healing.

    Michelle
     
  8. Ondine

    Ondine Out Of The Brooder

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    I think she is enjoying being inside [​IMG] She gets lots of peas and baths this way. I told her she's got to get big so she can go outside and beat up any of the bigger ducks that picked on her [​IMG]
     
  9. gofasterstripe

    gofasterstripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    They look like blood blisters on her beak. Poor thing must be getting attacked by the other ducks. I bet it hurts too!!
     
  10. PlumTuckered

    PlumTuckered Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2007
    Arkansas
    Glad to hear she is doing well :) She is a pretty little thing!

    Michelle
     

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