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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:36 pm 
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:help: Hi, i have two ducks Daphne and Daisy and a drake Diddle Duck the drake is an Indian Runner and the Ducks look the same but are brown they were given to me 21/2 years ago My question is one of my ducks hasnt began laying again and I thought that was because she is still moulting but the last week her back area has become extended and I thought maybe she could be egg bound but wasnt sure since she was still moulting, Noticed this afternoon she was having trouble walking and the area has become more swollen, I caught her and put her in warm water so I could massage the area and check her, the area is very soft and squishy.
She is eating and Pooping well and does not appear to be red.
They are only locked up at night to keep stray cats from getting them.I feed them laying mash, Pollard and the occassional shell grit.They also like lettuce leaves. She does not appear to be in any distress only finding it difficult to walk. our drake is very active so we have locked him away from her tonight but he fretts without his girls.
Would anyone have an idea as to what could be wrong with her?? :duck3 :duck3 :ducksm


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 Post subject: Re: HELP WANTED
PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:42 am 
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Sounds to me as though she could have egg yolk peritonitis. An urgent trip to the vets for suitable antibiotics would be my advice.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:52 pm 
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Thanks John have already contacted our local Vet just waiting for him to get back to us as he is away looks like a trip into town. Do you know what causes this?


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 Post subject: Re: HELP WANTED
PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:41 pm 
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It's caused by an egg yolk being laid into the abdomen by "mistake". This can lead to a bacterial infection.

Sometimes it happens when a bird starts to come into lay or is stressed, or it could be a problem with its oviducts. Hopefully in your case it's the former.

Good luck with her, let us know how you get on.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:28 pm 
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Thankyou John Took her to Vet but he really had no idea gave me a pile of stuff charged a fortune then said the cheapest option is to put her down. So contacted a breeder who said nothing to worry about at the moment shes getting old and may not lay again and things like this do happen to some breeds So decided since shes happy and still eating and dibbling around to let her live her life out until she starts getting distressed. Ive given her the antibiotics , calcium the Vet gave me and massage her every couple days Shes just had a lovely swim in the bath tub and is back with her mates. Shes not having any difficulty in walking now :duck2 :duck2


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Good to hear that she has improved!

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 Post subject: Re: HELP WANTED
PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:45 am 
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thankyou John, she still seems to be very happy loved all the rain dibbling around in the mud still swollen but it doesnt seem to bother her. Just watching her closely.


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[quote="Diddle Duck ]-----------------the area is very soft and squishy.


Does the area feel to be heavy and full of water? I'm thinking Ascites.


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 Post subject: Re: HELP WANTED
PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:23 pm 
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Or she could just be really fat... They do put on fat in the rear end of the undercarriage, which can look very swollen as a result and even drag in the dirt.

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