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Ducks. #8401659 09/29/21 08:14 PM
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We have a chicken thread. Here’s a duck thread.

I’ve never had issues with ducks, until now. They are just randomly dying. A buddy of mine is one of the most knowledgeable people in the world when it comes to waterfowl. He hasn’t looked at the birds, but he can’t think of anything that makes sense, off the top of his head.

We feed them scraps. Is there anything we could be feeding them that will kill them? Any viruses or diseases? Any ideas as to what could be causing this?

We have a bunch of chickens, too, and they are not having the same issue.


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Re: Ducks. [Re: Sneaky] #8401664 09/29/21 08:23 PM
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Duckvid.

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Duckvid.


Duckvid-21


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Duckvid.


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roflmao

Sorry Sneaky. Couldn't resist. Sorry about your ducks.

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What exactly are you feeding them?


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Originally Posted by Herbie Hancock
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Duckvid.


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That quacked me up.

Re: Ducks. [Re: Payne] #8401728 09/29/21 09:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Payne
What exactly are you feeding them?


They free range, for the most part, but we feed them any grain and vegetable scraps.

It’s never been an issue before.


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any nightshade type of plant is toxic to them and so are raw beans.


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The man obviously knows his ducks. Impressive.


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Give them some steel, IM.

Then:

Duck Confit

Do not let them suffer from Duckvit.



......at this point it is a dog pile (sorry Sneak).

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Originally Posted by Creekrunner
The man obviously knows his ducks. Impressive.



when you screw up as much as I do you learn things..


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Thanks, Payne. We’ll keep an eye on that.


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Originally Posted by texasag93
Give them some steel, IM.

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Duck Confit

Do not let them suffer from Duckvit.



......at this point it is a dog pile (sorry Sneak).


I have a sense of humor. Carry on.


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Have to duck out on this one as I have no clue.

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Any deer feeders around with left over corn from last year? It could be aflatoxin getting them.


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Originally Posted by Texan Til I Die
Any deer feeders around with left over corn from last year? It could be aflatoxin getting them.


No.

The dying stopped, for now, thankfully.


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I have read that you should never feed them bread. Have no idea what it might do to them.

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Originally Posted by Sidebuster
I have read that you should never feed them bread. Have no idea what it might do to them.


Turns them white, I reckon. We all know that’s bad.


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