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by dorsetduckowner
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Waterfowl For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Rehoming Pekin Ducks
Replies: 5
Views: 117

Re: Rehoming Pekin Ducks

That’s good news!
by dorsetduckowner
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Waterfowl For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Re: Wanted

Welcome Steve! Tim, who runs this site may be able to help and also have you tried the British Waterfowl Association website, they have breeders on there!
by dorsetduckowner
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: Goose growing some serious chins
Replies: 4
Views: 113

Re: Goose growing some serious chins

I found the best way to investigate was to put a bite bar at the back of the beak as their beams are so strong, my fella nearly broke my finger when he clamped down! I used a short length of bamboo pole for the bite bar, once that is in place you can have a rummage but you will need one person to ho...
by dorsetduckowner
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: Goose growing some serious chins
Replies: 4
Views: 113

Re: Goose growing some serious chins

Hi Mark, ahh isn’t Ethel gorgeous. I see what you mean by not being as bright eyed. I had a similar problem with on of my geese, he gets stuff stuck under his tongue, bits of grass and grain and sometimes leeches from the pond, it shows up as a pouch under his beak. Did the vet investigate inside he...
by dorsetduckowner
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Waterfowl For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Rehoming Pekin Ducks
Replies: 5
Views: 117

Re: Rehoming Pekin Ducks

Hi, welcome. Have you tried your local animal shelters and rspca?
by dorsetduckowner
Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: Duckling survival rate? Do duck hens share parenting duty?
Replies: 1
Views: 175

Re: Duckling survival rate? Do duck hens share parenting duty?

Hi, what a lovely and interesting story! A bit like a ducky soap opera! I am in the Uk so we dont really get muscovy living wild so I am not sure if they creche their young. I do have lots f experience with mallard babies though and sometimes the babies may get mixed up with other broods, but the mu...
by dorsetduckowner
Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: New home needed for 4 white Campbell ducks
Replies: 1
Views: 574

Re: New home needed for 4 white Campbell ducks

Sorry, I have only just seen this for some reason, did you find homes for your girls? x
by dorsetduckowner
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: Doddery Duckling
Replies: 16
Views: 1493

Re: Doddery Duckling

Ahhh, I have only just read this. So sad :( I feel I knew him
xxx
by dorsetduckowner
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: Ducks Still laying
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Re: Ducks Still laying

Yes the soft shells are a worry and could indicate an underlying infection. I have had so many problems with my white and KC girls, it breaks my heart. I have found that the rare breeds are best for only laying seasonally, my Buff Orpington’s never have issues and they are ten years old now... altho...
by dorsetduckowner
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: Ducks Still laying
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Re: Ducks Still laying

Hi! Yep! Pretty normal with the breeds that are bred for continuous laying. Watch out for issues with their reproductive system as they can suffer quite badly when they don’t get a break. Hopefully they should stop when they molt (but they don’t always molt) 😢

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