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I have a 10 month old female pekin duck. she is not able to
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I believe my duck has a dislocated shoulder. Yestersay.
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My about 5 week old Pekin Duck has had a hard time walking
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My Pekin duck has what I think is a prolapsed phallus. I
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What are the recommendations for a 5 week old Pekin with wry
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I have a pekin duck, male, 3 months old that has gone from
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I mailordered 4 pekin ducklings.They are now two weeks old.
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