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I've lost 2 ducklings in two days. They hatched the wee
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I would like to relocate a 12yr old male Mallard duck
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Otherwise healthy laying Pekin. Approximately 6 months old.
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I asked about a duck in my pond yesterday and paid the 5
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She has some labored breathing she can't keep her balance
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You helped with my Runteez in the past with his swollen hock
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One of our ducks has droopy wings. And shaking legs when
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I am inquiring whether you might offer some help on a health
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Hello.I have a couple of pet ducks on my pond.My female peking
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