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We found a duck on the beach, flipping over, not being able
We found a duck on the beach, flipping over, not being able to keep balance on its feet. The wind is very strong, it is cold out, so we took the duck in the garage. What else can we do? … read more
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I have 4 hens, 8 months of age. They live in a 4x6 coop with
I have 4 hens, 8 months of age. They live in a 4x6 coop with a 4x6 pen. It is winter with unusually cold temps. They are under cover from snow and wind. One bird is hunched often, near the heat lamp. … read more
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I have over 100 chickens. I have two young hens with very swollen
I have over 100 chickens. I have two young hens with very swollen pussy eyes on one side. I'm afraid this will spread to my whole flock. I had a duck with the same thing but in both eyes. I gave the h… read more
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I have a female Rouen duck, about 10 months old, that has been
I have a female Rouen duck, about 10 months old, that has been struggling with "wet feathers" and currently appears to be molting in the middle of winter. She has been under a lot of stress since the … read more
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Dr. Elaine
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i have some 24 week old indina runners. the male duck i think
i have some 24 week old indina runners. the male duck i think might have some kind of stomach paprasite like a worm. i haven't seen it but someone else did and they said it came out of the duck's behi… read more
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Our dominant hen, Queenie, in a flock of three has become very
Our dominant hen, Queenie, in a flock of three has become very slow and unsteady in movement. Droppings wet, green, showing undigested grains. Plumage excellent, eyes bright but comb shrunken and pale… read more
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My 10 yr old greys feathers look like they are not laying..wet
My 10 yr old grey's feathers look like they are not laying smooth kinda rough looking like he's wet but he's not?… read more
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I have 3 week old ducklings - mother muscovy - father kakhi
I have 3 week old ducklings - mother muscovy - father ? kakhi campbell or muscovy. The eggs took nearly 5 weeks to hatch instead of the usual 3-4 weeks as on previous occassions. 7 have had no difficu… read more
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Dr. Elaine
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We have a duck that appears to be having seizures. It flops
We have a duck that appears to be having seizures. It flops around out of control and then has a moment of dazed like behavior and then it snaps out of it and is fine. These are domestic ducks- black … read more
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Dr. Elaine
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My 2 hens have been good layers up until 2 months ago, they
My 2 hens have been good layers up until 2 months ago, they are now laying soft eggs sometimes with a light shell and others without a shell, they are eating o/k and there diet is layers mash once dai… read more
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my duck topples over when she walks. she will stand and flap
my duck topples over when she walks. she will stand and flap her wings then over she goes. she seems fine other than that, no problems when she's in the water swimming. any suggestions?… read more
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I have six aprox 5 week old goslings and this morning when
I have six aprox 5 week old goslings and this morning when i went to feed and water them, two of the six have their necks bent to one side, almost as if they suffered a physical trauma. Is there a kno… read more
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I HAVE A DUCK THAT IS NOT WATERPROOF. I brought him into
I HAVE A DUCK THAT IS NOT WATERPROOF. I brought him into the kitchen is the last lot of bad weather as he was freezing to death, although now he is much better and up on his feet, if the day is good I… read more
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ducks: six month old..I keep my cayaugas in a pen where but she hangs
I have a six month old sebastopol she used to follow us everywhere now she runs from us. I let her run around the property I keep my cayaugas in a pen where but she hangs out around them. I keep them … read more
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I have an indian runner duck maybe 5+ yrs. old. he has been
I have an indian runner duck maybe 5+ yrs. old. he has been shedding his longer wing feathers now for over a week now they are like little stumps. feathers around his head also. just noticed some clea… read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a duck that is about 5 weeks old and has one really
I have a duck that is about 5 weeks old and has one really bad splayed leg. I went to the vet who stated “I am not an expert on waterfowl” but still tried to help us. She taped my ducks legs together … read more
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Dr. Pat
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I have a nine week old Mexican squealer duck that I have raised
I have a nine week old Mexican squealer duck that I have raised because the parents hatched 18 of his siblings and then left the pond with them. He jumped out of the box two days later so I brought hi… read more
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We got 5 ducks at the weekend, approximately 5 weeks old. 1
We got 5 ducks at the weekend, approximately 5 weeks old. 1 had a twisted neck and was off balance. The farmer had no idea what had happened, he thought a drake might have nipped it. Im not sure if th… read more
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