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Our female duck last 11 days ago the day after we brought
Our female duck last laid 11 days ago the day after we brought her home but she hasn't laid since. Is there anything we can do or should be doing? She is eating and drinking fine and is more integrate… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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We got 6 ducks from tractor supply. To seem to be ill. We
Hi we got 6 ducks from tractor supply. To seem to be ill. We got them when they were a week old and they are now probably about eight weeks old. We have separated the two that are sick. One is smaller… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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How are you, well a couple of my chickens have raw butts and
Hi how are you, well a couple of my chickens have raw butts and I can't figure out what it is, I'm not sure if the other chickenS are plucking their feather or if it's some type of mite? … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I have a sick Pekin duckling that is 5 wks old that is very
I have a sick Pekin duckling that is 5 wks old that is very sick & cannot stand & has a wound from one of the other ducks pecking at him. How do I put the duck down humanely. I cannot & will not break… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Pekin duckling (approx 4-5 wks) very listless, cannot hold
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I have a four week old Pekin duckling. A few days ago I
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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A wild duckling got weak legs. He can't walk he crawls. This
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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It's about my ducklings. Could you help with ducks? We have
It's about my ducklings. Could you help with ducks? … read more
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I have 5 new ducklings they are about 1 week old now, they
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I have a Pekin duck and she is very unbalanced. Falls over
I have a Pekin duck and she is very unbalanced. Falls over whenever she tries to clean herself. Constantly Bob's her head back and forth and almost constantly opens mouth like she is trying to breath … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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3 month old Peking duck. Was perfectly normal but about 5
3 month old Peking duck. Was perfectly normal but about 5 days ago he was stumbling and couldn't walk. I brought him to the vet and no leg injuries were found. She mainly sees cats and dogs so didn't … read more
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What are the recommendations for a 5 week old Pekin with wry
What are the recommendations for a 5 week old Pekin with wry neck? He eats Purina poultry starter mixed with duck all life stages food along with peas. Brewers yeast and Nutri Drench a few drops per d… read more
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I have a duckling who is 3 weeks old ( maybe older, we
I have a duckling who is 3 weeks old ( maybe older, we bought her with other ducklings who are 3 weeks but she is much larger), she has great difficulty walking for the last 4 days and no longer groom… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I have a peeking duckling that is not thriving as well as
I have a peeking duckling that is not thriving as well as it's hatch mate. It is about half the size and not feathering out like the other one. The foot twists in severely and it's ankles are swollen.… read more
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, just yesterday I discovered a nest of freshly hatched ducklings
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We got 2 ducklings for our kids. the one duck all off a sudden
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Hello, my sister and I have an adopted adult domestic duck
Hello, my sister and I have an adopted adult domestic duck who was blinded in a predator attack over a year ago at her former home. A vet took her in at that time and helped her recover and then neede… read more
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Hi there. We have a mallard duck that has returned for her
Hi there. We have a mallard duck that has returned for her third season with us. It has been a joy having her return each year. Last year she had five ducklings and was a protective and attentive moth… read more
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