Question Am I worrying too much?

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Am I worrying too much?

Post by ThePluckyHen » Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:01 pm

My Muscovy Duck, who is 9 weeks old, started pooping weirdly this morning. Now normally I attribute changes to food (watermelon, lettuce etc) but I'm worried because shes having a lot of liquid - pure urate poops this morning. I have attached photos. Any advice? Am I panicking too early? She's still active, doing her normal duck thing its just very different. She has been free-ranging more so I'm not too worried about the green colour but I'm a first time duck raiser and most things scare me so any reassurances you may have or advice would help me a lot.
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Re: Am I worrying too much?

Post by ThePluckyHen » Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:36 pm

Also from the duck. Now the poop has changed from green to reddish brown. Don’t see any obvious blood or anything this is just not consistent with what I’ve seen her eating.
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Re: Am I worrying too much?

Post by windwalkingwolf » Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:53 am

Kidney stress. She ate something difficult to digest for her. I wouldn't worry, YET, they do it all the time when free-ranging, and especially when young, before they figure out the plants that don't agree with them. Muscovies are PIGS lol. That said, muscovies are MASTERS at hiding illness. They will look and act fine, sit down to sleep and never wake again.
If you can, bring her in or separate into a crate and just give free-choice clean water for a day to help flush out whatever garbage he ate.
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Re: Am I worrying too much?

Post by Killerbunny » Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:23 am

@ThePluckyHen there is an answer for you. Hope it helps.
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Re: Am I worrying too much?

Post by WLLady » Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:45 am

@ThePluckyHen i totally agree with www. muscovies are unbelievable with what they will eat. if you can get the bird separated and on a gentle diet of their reg food and clean water for a bit it will likely help.
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Re: Am I worrying too much?

Post by ThePluckyHen » Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:55 am

Thanks, everyone! It did clear up after a while. She is a little piggy (though a picky one) so I have no doubt she got into something that didn't agree with her and stopped eating it after this incident.
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Re: Am I worrying too much?

Post by kenya » Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:58 pm

Glad she's feeling better 😊
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