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by dorsetduckowner
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: Ducks loosing their wing feathers
Replies: 7
Views: 440

Re: Ducks loosing their wing feathers

Lucky girls :)
by dorsetduckowner
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: Ducks loosing their wing feathers
Replies: 7
Views: 440

Re: Ducks loosing their wing feathers

Sounds good! Just keep an eye on the girl laying soft shell eggs :) It could lead to egg yolk peritonitis.
zo
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by dorsetduckowner
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: Ducks loosing their wing feathers
Replies: 7
Views: 440

Re: Ducks loosing their wing feathers

ahh yes, this looks like they have not molted their wing feathers and they have just got tatty and worn down. I have a few laying girls that this happens to. There isn't much you can do really apart from hope they molt them at some point which they may do next year. If you are really worried and you...
by dorsetduckowner
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: Ducks loosing their wing feathers
Replies: 7
Views: 440

Re: Ducks loosing their wing feathers

Hi :) they do sound like they have an excellent diet :) Campbells are bred for laying and often lay all year round, only stopping during a few weeks of molt, some don't even molt and continue to lay with their feathers become very tatty. This is a genetic thing due to selective breeding for high egg...
by dorsetduckowner
Thu May 30, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Waterfowl For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Rehoming 2 runner ducks Dorset
Replies: 1
Views: 202

Re: Rehoming 2 runner ducks Dorset

Thanks for posting! I hope you find them a wonderful home :) pictures are always great to see! What a shame
Your neighbours are not duck friendly.... maybe you should rehome the neighbours!
Zo
by dorsetduckowner
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: Bullying drake
Replies: 39
Views: 5209

Re: Bullying drake

I use Aubiose for their overnight quarters, poo pick daily and top up then a full clean out when needs be. Its good stuff, but expensive. Works out cheaper in the long run though I reckon. I should really put a roof on my hospital aviaries, its usually my flighted birds that go in there though and I...
by dorsetduckowner
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: Bullying drake
Replies: 39
Views: 5209

Re: Bullying drake

ahh I feel your pain, I have re-turfed the hospital aviaries twice this month already! Slabbing isn't good, you will get all sorts of foot problems with them. If you use bark (which is good), you have to use hardwood as softwood bark goes moldy and mold is bad news for ducks, they could get aspergil...
by dorsetduckowner
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: Bullying drake
Replies: 39
Views: 5209

Re: Bullying drake

Does she have cream and champagne with her strawberries or is that only during tennis season?
by dorsetduckowner
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: Bullying drake
Replies: 39
Views: 5209

Re: Bullying drake

I have a female muscovy who insists on sitting tight on her eggs 4 times a year, she is so determined. I let her sit for a few weeks then turf her off, I feel awful for 24 hours, she gets annoyed with me, then we both get over it and things are back to normal and she goes about her life as usual and...
by dorsetduckowner
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: Bullying drake
Replies: 39
Views: 5209

Re: Bullying drake

Ahh welcome to ducks :) Forget flowers/grass/anything clean/any kind of life. They are 100% worth it though, the joy they will bring you and they will always appreciate goodies :) They do seem to change overnight when those hormones kick in! I used to get stressed about seperation pens during breedi...

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