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#1 2017-05-17 00:01:44

shaneb99
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From: Strathmore
Registered: 2012-08-28
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Bloody Call Duck

I found one of our white Call Ducks this morning with it's breast covered in blood. It was hiding and I just picked it which is unusual and when I looked at it it's breast was completely red and it had 1 spot on its neck. But when I parted the feathers looking for a wound I couldn't find anything. The blood is only on the surface and doesn't go through to the skin. I've locked her in a pen by herself and other than not being happy about being locked up she seems fine. She's eating and drinking.


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#2 2017-05-17 01:58:48

susanr
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From: Grenfell, Saskatchewan
Registered: 2010-03-11
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Re: Bloody Call Duck

Perhaps the blood was from the spot on its neck?  Spread by her rubbing the neck spot on her breast?  She may have gotten poked in the neck by a stick, a piece of loose wire?  Other than that, I'm at a loss as to what may have happened.


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#3 2017-05-17 02:42:05

heda gobbler
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From: Tatlayoko Lake, BC
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Re: Bloody Call Duck

Are any other birds missing?


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#4 2017-05-17 03:52:59

shaneb99
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Registered: 2012-08-28
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Re: Bloody Call Duck

No one seems to be missing however I didn't do an accurate count. During the day they are spread out and when I bring them in at night the drakes are busy chasing the hens around so it's chaos. Tonight she has cleaned the blood off and looks normal.  It's possible that she got a small cut on her foot or something and being white and wet it just looked like a lot more than it was.


Feather Feet - Light, Dark, Buff & Blue Brahmas, Black, Blue & Silver Laced Cochins, Black Copper, Blue Copper,  Blue & Wheaten Marans, Silkies & an ever changing flock of Call & Silver Appleyard Ducks, Geese, Muscovies, Turkeys, Guineas and Peafowl.  2 Akbash Maremma guardians keep watch and a very patient wife who tries to keep me grounded.

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#5 2017-05-17 09:59:51

Martin Grove Farm
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From: Waterloo/St. Jacobs, Ontario
Registered: 2009-11-02
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Re: Bloody Call Duck

Lets hope that's all it is.  Blood doesn't hide too well on white.


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#6 2017-05-17 12:56:37

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Re: Bloody Call Duck

Broken toenail?  Blood would get on the breast while she sat.


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