The Duck Thread

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

  1. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    My ducks just started breeding!!! :D
    What do you all do for nesting boxes?
     
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  2. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

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    My Poultry have a run of the yard so they use the stage brush
    for nesting and the geese use the space under the porch but
    this is a photo of my Peking Ducks nest in the front yard .....




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    And the dark spot in the stage brush behind the Gander who
    is looking at the camera is her nest and she is very comfortable
    having her nest guarded and the Geese have there Goslings
    enjoying the morning sun after having breakfast and the Gosling
    and Duckling who are together were hatched just 5 weeks before
    but as singles rather enjoy each other to the dismay of both
    Parents ........



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    This is the nesting box I use for my Chickens it was an old
    crate box but now it is being put to good use ......




    I hope this helped you out some ....





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  3. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    Thank you :)
     
  4. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    Ok anyone have reference pics of normal vs not normal duck poo? Or links to a duck version of the chicken chick? :D
     
  5. Soza5

    Soza5 Out Of The Brooder

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    please help me… my blue swedish duck Elli isn't doing well… when she walks her wings drag :( and when she sits it seems like her wings won't close like their supposed to. My daughter noticed. :( please help us
     
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  6. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    She needs a vet.

    Here are some possibilities -

    She could have eaten something toxic, including botulinum toxin. If that is the case, then perhaps a flush with molasses or Epsom salt water followed by a charcoal (food grade, activated charcoal supplement - not briquettes) slurry in her water, with loads of fresh water available to her would help. This would need to happen soon. Here are the instructions.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/700526/flushes-for-aiding-in-toxin-removal#post_9508213

    She could have ingested another toxin - the above would likely help.

    She could have egg yolk peritonitis, or other serious, systemic infection. She would need antibiotics a.s.a.p. - oral or injectable.

    She may have been injured - is this a possibility? Dogs around? Wild predators? A fall?

    @Soza5 how are things?
     
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  7. Soza5

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    she has water poop… at least she drinking…. there is a motel on the other side of out fence I was thinking they might have thrown something over :( We have an avacado tree.. but I never see my ducks eat anything like that. My daughter is picking up al the avacados. we have 11 ducks and she's the only one thats feeling like this.
     
  8. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I have given you the ideas I could think of - Is her bill very warm, or her legs? When a duck is not feeling well, I put her in a tub of lukewarm water and watch closely, see if anything looks wrong, or smells or sounds wrong.
     
  9. Soza5

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    thank you. kinda of.
     
  10. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    She may have an infection. If you can get her to a vet that is best. I understand that sometimes that cannot happen. Feed stores sell antibiotics.
     

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