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We have a 4 week old duckling with what appears to be a
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I have a duckling that's legs have become pretty bowed.
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I have a 2 year old pekin duck that was attacked by a mink
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I have 3 baby ducks 1 is a little bigger than the other 2
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I have a 12 week old Pekin female duck that suddenly can not
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I have a 2 year old Rouen drake who is limping. We do not
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Hello, I am ill prepared for my just hatched ducklings. Oops!
Hello, I am ill prepared for my just hatched ducklings. Oops! I didn't think the eggs would actually hatch but I just went out to check on my ducks and there are two just hatched ducklings. I am assum… read more
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One of the muscovy ducks on my retention pond hatched 15 ducklings,
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my beautiful drake was killed by a fox three days ago. I now
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