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BA
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Doctoral Degree
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I raise & show nice quality Silkies. A couple of weeks ago
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we have 2 baby pekin ducks. 2 to 3 weeks old. they were a beautiful
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Dr. Elaine
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Hello. My daughters 3rd grade class hatched duck eggs and
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Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
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Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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duckling: nearly 2 weeks old..last 2 days..dragging..egg
Hi, Please help, I have a problem with my duckling, he is nearly 2 weeks old, and is eating wonderfully and growing, but the last 2 days has started walking and shuffling backwards, dragging his chin … read more
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Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
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Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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I just got 4 baby chicks yesterday. two are not doing well
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duckling: 8 days old my vet cant get them in till tomorrow..2nd day
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duck: fur..sick, and keeps sneezing and sometimes breathing hard.
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Dr. Laura Devlin, DVM, DABVP
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Hi there. We have a mallard duck that has returned for her
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Dr. Laura Devlin, DVM, DABVP
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i found a baby duck by itself swimming in my pool. It was very
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