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I have a Pekin duckling. She is about 3 weeks old. She has
Hi, I have a Pekin duckling. She is about 3 weeks old. She has been stumbling backward like she's drunk and then she'll snap out of it and walk fine. Eating and pooping fine. She eats duck feed and dr… read more
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I have a pekin duck who will be a year old this August. She
I have a white pekin duck who will be a year old this August. She has a issue with her leg and the avian vet i took her to got xrays but i just need a 2nd opinion … read more
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I have two Silver Appleyards that are almost 3 mos old. They
I have two Silver Appleyards that are almost 3 mos old. They both seemed to be getting around fine with the rest of the flock as of a couple of days ago. The following symptoms occurred in the first o… read more
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Otherwise healthy laying Pekin. Approximately 6 months old.
Otherwise healthy laying Pekin. Approximately 6 months old. Doesn't seem to be egg bound our egg count has matched our ducks and we empty coop daily. This duck started to have trouble walking last nig… read more
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I have a 12 week old Pekin female duck that suddenly can not balance herself and walk. We have 8 pekin ducks all about 12 weeks old and have noticed this last week the Drake has been trying to mate wi… read more
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My 2 yr old Pekin has been limping since June. I've taken
My 2 yr old Pekin has been limping since June. I've taken her to the vet and was treated for bumble foot and recently for worms. She's still limping and falls over because she can't stand on left leg.… read more
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I have a 3 month old indian runner duck and she has trouble
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I was recently given a duck that I believe had niacin
I was recently given a duck that I believe had niacin deficiency. His little legs are bowed. I've put hkm him on vitamins and supplements but am wondering about quality of life for him if all this doe… read more
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My Pekin duck's seems to be dripping poop. I know this is a
My Pekin duck's butt seems to be dripping poop. I know this is a strange question but none of my other ducks seem to have this issue. Why is this happening? … read more
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We got 6 ducks from tractor supply. To seem to be ill. We
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I have a four week old Pekin duckling. A few days ago I
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I have a Pekin duck that is about 8 weeks old. It is almost
I have a Pekin duck that is about 8 weeks old. It is almost feathered out. It cannot walk properly. He falls backwards, tips over, limps terribly. I thought perhaps it gained weight too fast. He likes… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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My 10 week Pekin duck can stand or walk more than a step or
My 10 week Pekin duck can stand or walk more than a step or two before it falls. She sways her head back and forth constantly. … read more
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I'm just wondering if my eight-year-old female Pekin duck
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I have a 12 week old white Pekin duck, which I bought in a
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ducks: pet..mixed..are males and the cross was hatched from an egg.
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