Sneezy

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Sneezy, Feb 13, 2017.

  1. Sneezy

    Sneezy New Egg

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    Hello,
    I am a new member. I do not live on a farm and I do not raise chickens. I have a duck. I hatched ducks last year in my classroom and the last one that was hatched was born with some issues. I ended up imprinting on her (not intentionally) and now, 9 months later she runs the household. I have done a lot of research on ducks but if anyone has any wisdom or experiences they'd like to share I'd greatly appreciate it.
    She's doing very well now however there have been a few hiccups along the way. She's produced a couple underdeveloped eggs and last month after she molted she became very sick in the sense that she couldn't stand or walk or swim, she kept flipping onto her back and without her main wing feathers she couldn't get herself back up again.

    Also, with regards to my username, her name is sneezy as she sneezes All The Time! Lol well at least it seems like it and she is a Rouen.
    Thanks!
     
  2. Bills vs Beaks

    Bills vs Beaks Overrun With Chickens

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    What are you feeding her? When you say undeveloped do you mean shelless?
    Also, why do you think she is sneezing? Are her nostrils blocked?
     
  3. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    If your house is dry and she does not get enough deep water to dip her head into the nostrils become dry.......Oyster shell is needed for her eggs...poor mobility sounds like she needs niacin in her diet?.........


    Cheers.....
     
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  4. Sneezy

    Sneezy New Egg

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    Thankyou for your response and suggestions :)
    house is dry she has the water I'll look into the oyster shell and i don't believe it was due to naicin deficiencies I think it was due to her molting from the research I've done :)
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    @Sneezy is she crested by any chance?
     
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  6. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens




    When they molt, if they have any deficiencies it will show up...Molting can be hard on Birds.....
    I did not mean to imply you were not doing things right....We all love our Ducks.....


    Best of luck.......
     
  7. Sneezy

    Sneezy New Egg

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    No offence taken :) and Thank you, that is good to know because when she was born one of the problems she had was with naicin deficiencies but I didn't realize that could come up again.
     
  8. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Alright, no problem......
    Yes, molt can bring on issues.....add even more protein and some niacin if you can? .....Dry cat food that is fish bases as a treat is great for protein and some even have niacin.......


    Lots of greens help......


    Cheers.... I love Ducks......
     
  9. Sneezy

    Sneezy New Egg

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    Thanks will do :)
     

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