The Duck Thread

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ZakoHero, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. RunamokRanch

    RunamokRanch Out Of The Brooder

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    2 khaki 2 blue
     
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  2. LittleBlu

    LittleBlu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awwww!! Precious
     
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  3. mylesmuscovys

    mylesmuscovys Out Of The Brooder

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    I've got a question about my muscovy ducks:
    When you clip a ducks wings will the new flight feathers grow over the old clipped ones or will they grow in when the old clipped feathers fall out? And when should I clip the new flight feathers if they are growing in?
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia "I Believe" Premium Member

    when they molt and old feathers fall out new ones replace them,. so only have to clip 1X a year after they finish molting.
     
  5. LittleBlu

    LittleBlu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quick question. What doe it mean if one of my ducklings is breathing pretty fast. Mouth is closed no panting but pretty quick breaths compared to the other one
     
  6. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    How old is the duckling, and what is the temperature in the brooder? They can overheat and that can be serious.

    Nervousness also causes panting.
     
  7. LittleBlu

    LittleBlu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not quite sure how hot it is in there because I haven't gotten a thermometer yet. I went out today and the store I went to didn't have any and I was running late so I couldn't get one. She is 4 days. The other one is breathing just fine though. Her mouth isn't open, no panting
     
  8. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Different ducklings seem to have slightly different comfort and healthy ranges. I would lower the heat and watch for 20 minutes.

    They have food and water 24/7, yes?
     
  9. LittleBlu

    LittleBlu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes they do. And I will. I hope everything is okay
     
  10. LittleBlu

    LittleBlu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I turned off their lamp for a minute to let it cool down then raised it further away and turned it back on. She's breathing fine now so it must have been the heat. Weird because no panting
     

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