what is this gross thing in the duck pen? *pic*

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by toadbriar, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. toadbriar

    toadbriar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On a cinder block for scale. it was in the water tub, which gets changed every evening. Everyone seems fine. What the heck is it? Some sort of tissue sloughed out of someone's oviduct or intestine? No evidence of further grossness anywhere.
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Membrane? Reminds me just a little of what (grossness alert) my cat, Not Peggy, threw up after eating an amphibian.
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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  4. CelticOaksFarm

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    appears to have a lump in it, could it be ovaduct shedding?
     
  5. toadbriar

    toadbriar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's my best guess for the Unusual Things Coming Out Of My Duck category. I didn't investigate closely or dissect, it was the wrong end of the day for science.

    All I've read about oviduct sloughing off is about little blood bits inside eggs. - not wholesale organ expulsion. Presumably this indicates whatever problem existed has been improved by this being shed.
     
  6. toadbriar

    toadbriar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    re: amphibian - I confess - immediately I did examine it for limbs or head. there have been voles around the pen from time to time, and anything novel the ducks find in the pen DOES end up in the water pan... so I thought they might have dunked a vole and made their own little Montauk Monster. But no, it was just some kinda membraney thing.
     
  7. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    LoL Amy you made me spit my coffee out!
     
  8. Miss Lydia

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  9. ekdesign1

    ekdesign1 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have no idea why I had to look at this post just before eating a late lunch...but my lunch is going to be a little later now too. Never heard of this before, but I am glad I did so I may not be worried if I see it in the pin sometime in the future. They are just like children...we worry about what they eat, how their poop looks, can anything hurt them, etc. Some of it is just disgusting anyway.[​IMG]
     

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