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With my runner ducks they have a base layer of aubiose in their house, with a thick layer of straw on top( about 2 inches deep)The top layer is easily removed every few days, the aubiose just turned and I just top the straw. I buy the straw by the bale for about £3. The aubiose is very absorbent and...
Sometimes if laying is disrupted ie two eggs in one day and one being soft shelled, this can have a detrimental effect on the nerves running down through the legs causing them to go off their legs temporarily. Keep a close eye on her for now, keep her nice and warm, encourage fluids and maybe tempt ...
Birds which pant and hold their wings away from their body are hot...to check whether this is because she has a temperature check underneath her wings and compare with your other birds. It could also be she is overheating due to being inside and stress, or a combination of these factors
- Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:09 pm
- Forum: Waterfowl Forum
- Topic: duck with saggy back end
- Replies: 6
- Views: 1609
Hi Scubamedic and welcome. The gradual swelling looks like a collection of fluid, either due to a tumour, or egg contents. This is more common in upright ducks for example runners. Sometimes the duck is able to absorb the egg contents however more often than not it will requires aspiration. The best...