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by dorsetduckowner
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 3
Views: 475

Re: Newbie

Thanks Marigold :) it is a full
Time job!!!
by dorsetduckowner
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Waterfowl Forum
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 3
Views: 475

Re: Newbie

Hi! You have come to the right place. I wrote this guide for people in your situation. https://poultrykeeper.com/duck-keeping/how-to-care-for-wild-baby-ducks/ As for the fleas.... you can either comb them all out with a mascara brush (clean one) or if they are really bad it may need a trip to the ve...
by dorsetduckowner
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Incubation and Hatching Eggs
Topic: Cayuga ducklings ok mixed with adult ducks
Replies: 7
Views: 581

Re: Cayuga ducklings ok mixed with adult ducks

Probably wait until they are fully feathered and the boys hormones (testicles) have calmed down. :) pictures of babies always welcome!
by dorsetduckowner
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Incubation and Hatching Eggs
Topic: Cayuga ducklings ok mixed with adult ducks
Replies: 7
Views: 581

Re: Cayuga ducklings ok mixed with adult ducks

Definitely separate the boys, see how the girls get on, they may be ok, they may not. If they get stressed they can trample babies so it really depends on their individual relationships. Have separate pens ready if needs be, you should know immediately!
by dorsetduckowner
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Incubation and Hatching Eggs
Topic: Cayuga ducklings ok mixed with adult ducks
Replies: 7
Views: 581

Re: Cayuga ducklings ok mixed with adult ducks

Hi :) I would separate them.
Zo
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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: 830

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: 830

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.
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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: 830

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: 830

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...

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