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One of our Pekin ducks seems to have a broken toenail (that
One of our Pekin ducks seems to have a broken toenail (that looks like a hangnail.) it does not appear to be bleeding too badly but it looks swollen and she's limping. is it possible someone could tel… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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We have a flock of 6 Pekin ducks and one males top bill
Hello we have a flock of 6 Pekin ducks and one males top bill seems to be crack across and head seems swollen and not same color more dull and he just wants to be alone from the flock. … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I took my pekin duck to the vet yesterday for an injured
I took my pekin duck to the vet yesterday for an injured leg. While she was there they also found a blood blister on her wing and said they were going to pluck the feather. Just a few minutes ago, her… read more
David
David
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We have a 6 mo old Pekin duck which we slowly introduced to
We have a 6 mo old Pekin duck which we slowly introduced to our flock of 3 drakes and 1 duck. This morning she has 'scratches' on her beak and she seems to have a balance issue. We now have drakes sep… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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My duck has a cut on the top of her head and she can't walk.
My duck has a cut on the top of her head and she can't walk. She has no other injuries. … read more
Dr. Bryd
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We have crusted pekin ducks. One has issues on her head. We
We have crusted pekin ducks. One has issues on her head. We don't know if it is a bone spur or what to do … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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My duck has had a limp leg for awhile she still uses it but
My duck has had a limp leg for awhile she still uses it but she has a hard time standing and walking she often uses her beak to push herself up but when she gets a warm bath it seems to help … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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My chicken is not well her feathers are all missing on her
Hello. My chicken is not well her feathers are all missing on her breast and underside. She looks dirty and she may have gotten picked on by a duck. I'm not sure … read more
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Dr. Patsy Fields
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We now have 3 female ducks, 2 mallards and 1 pekin. All are
We now have 3 female ducks, 2 mallards and 1 pekin. All are laying. Is it normal for them to mount each other? We have noticed that the pekin will mount one of the mallards and/or one mallard will mou… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,100 satisfied customers
My duck was recently attacked by a cat and its face was all
my duck was recently attacked by a cat and its face was all cut up, we used anti-bacterial cream to cover the cuts and it seemed to be working, but now he can barely walk or stand after being able to … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,100 satisfied customers
We have two Pekin ducks who were attacked by a raccoon
We have two Pekin ducks who were attacked by a raccoon overnite. They survived but have puncture wounds to the head and back. We've already applied VetRx and Blu-Kote. Any other suggestions would be w… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,100 satisfied customers
Have a 4 week old crested pekin duck with very large
have a 4 week old crested pekin duck with very large crest!!! Hangs to one side and now she's bleeding under crest - I believe from her scratching at it? … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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4,100 satisfied customers
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
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,100 satisfied customers
I have 2 Pekin ducks that were attacked by our dogs about a
Hi. I have 2 Pekin ducks that were attacked by our dogs about a week ago. They are semi wild ducks and live on a pond on our property. The one that was hurt badly we caught and put her in a shed with … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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She has leg weakness and sometimes cannot walk and then five
She has leg weakness and sometimes cannot walk and then five minutes later she's running with the rest of the flock … read more
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I have 2 pekin ducks. 1 has normal gait the other looks to
I have 2 pekin ducks. 1 has normal gait the other looks to have extremely large hips and when standing the legs cross. They are 3 weeks old … read more
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Hi, hoping someone can help Were new chicken lovers, have
Hi, hoping someone can help We're new chicken lovers, have just built up to a flock of 35 assorted breeds (cochins, welsummers, barnevelder, wynadottes etc) and 12 pekin bantams. We introduced two new… read more
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My chickens have lost or are losing their down feathers around
My chickens have lost or are losing their down feathers around their vents. What is this and is it contagious? Are their eggs okay to eat with this?… read more
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