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by dorsetduckowner
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: Wings clipped but still fly
Replies: 9
Views: 167

Re: Wings clipped but still fly

Try clipping both :)
by dorsetduckowner
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: Wings clipped but still fly
Replies: 9
Views: 167

Re: Wings clipped but still fly

aww mine are the same, pretty determined! How many of the flights have you clipped? the first 10 is the standard I think....
by dorsetduckowner
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: First duck run
Replies: 4
Views: 174

Re: First duck run

good luck with the eggs!!!
The best thing for the concrete run is stable matting :) They may eat the artificial grass which wont end well ;)
by dorsetduckowner
Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: First duck run
Replies: 4
Views: 174

Re: First duck run

Hi Graham :) welcome to the forum :) Very exciting! In terms of where to put them, you are right they need shade and a sunny spot is also good, they would also appreciate a large bush where they can get under and feel safe. Concrete is not recommended for ducks at all, they will develop painful foot...
by dorsetduckowner
Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: Re-homing Family Duck
Replies: 4
Views: 183

Re: Re-homing Family Duck

Ahh this is such a lovely story! Where are you based?
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by dorsetduckowner
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Waterfowl Health
Topic: Runner Duck only laid 2 eggs then stopped
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Re: Runner Duck only laid 2 eggs then stopped

Hi :) aww poor babies, sounds like they have a good life with you. Could be a few reasons, they may not be as young as described, she may be laying somewhere random and the eggs being taken by crows/magpies/rats which is the most likely.
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by dorsetduckowner
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: solo goose...happy?
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Re: solo goose...happy?

So sad :( from my experience with geese they struggle to be accepted into a new group, they are very clique! I would go for the option of getting her a buddy or finding someone else who has a single one and getting them together. I know a few people with single geese so there are lots out there I th...
by dorsetduckowner
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: Fox damage
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: Fox damage

aww poor goosey! He sounds tough though! I'm not sure what a vet would do and if he's gone 4 days without sepsis then he may be ok. They are so vulnerable in moult. I probably wouldnt bother with the vet unless he has issues with something that affect his welfare :)
by dorsetduckowner
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Incubation and Hatching Eggs
Topic: Is the Mallard on a dead nest?
Replies: 4
Views: 311

Re: Is the Mallard on a dead nest?

ahh what a shame, she will make a good Mum when she is successful! It doesn't take them long to get over it!
by dorsetduckowner
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: Mushy Pellets
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: Mushy Pellets

Hi! Im the same I feed the pellets next to water so they can wash them down and they turn them to soup which they dabble in. It is wasteful and messy but ducks are water feeders, (and wasteful and messy) and much prefer to wash their food down with water. I tend to leave wheat under water during the...

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