Water logged female duck

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  1. piggirl19

    piggirl19 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a water logged female duck and there is snow outside ideas about why water is clingy to her instead of falling of her? Totally confused?! She inside in my kitchen drying off right now
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Are any of the other birds being affected? Has she had access to swimming water lately?
     
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Is she molting?

    When did she stop laying, if she has stopped.
     
  4. piggirl19

    piggirl19 Out Of The Brooder

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    Nope there little pool froze up and no one else has the water logging problem she was cold so brought her in to warm up her feet and she decided to take a bath but none of the water fell off of her . She lays every other now since its cold she laid one yesterday but not today and I don't think she is molting yet no feathers came out other than like 2 or 3 wen she had her bath
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    What's her age? my older girls don't repel water anymore like they did when younger.
     
  6. piggirl19

    piggirl19 Out Of The Brooder

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    She only 6 months old
     
  7. HollyDuckFarmer

    HollyDuckFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try to locate her oil gland and gently massage it. Might be "plugged"
     
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  8. piggirl19

    piggirl19 Out Of The Brooder

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    Um where is that located?
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    On top of her body go down where back end and tail begins pull fathers apart and you'll see the little raised up round flesh that's the oil gland may even have some yellow on it. I have used a nice warm wet wash cloth before as a compress on my ducks gland.
     
  10. HollyDuckFarmer

    HollyDuckFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On ducklings, you can really see it. Of course that doesn't help you now! Here's a link: http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/474593/preen-gland

    Interestingly, that article discusses Vitamin D... So might be a good time to evaluate your feed to be sure it contains a good balance of vitamins, minerals and amino acids. You might even consider adding vitamins to her drinking water for a few days at least.
     

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