what to look for in a duck?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by albird101, Sep 27, 2014.

  1. albird101

    albird101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm getting two pekin ducks today from someone on craigslist I was wondering what to look for in a healthy duck and signs that show the duck is sick thanks
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. I'm a chicken person and don't know much about ducks (although I've had a few), but I have to admit that ducklings are the ultimate in cute. You should post this on our duck section at https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks and take advantage of our duck experts there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in getting your Pekin ducks.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I would suppose it's a lot like evaluating any poultry, no coughing, no discharge from eyes, nose, ears, mouth. No bald patches, red, inflamed skin. You'd look for a natural stance, not favoring any leg, wings that match on both sides, not one drooping or carried differently. No obvious sores, punctures, . You can also post on the ducks thread on BYC. Know what the breed should look like. Good luck in getting a healthy duck.
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  5. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    X2 on Drumstick Diva.
     
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Drumstick Diva X3 And definitely stop by our Ducks section to ask our Duck experts!

    Good luck and I hope you can find some nice ducks soon!
     
  7. LIChickens

    LIChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC!

    You will find a lot of good information here. Keep on asking questions and you will get many good answers.

    You may also want to read the FAQ below.
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you.
     

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