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The ducklings Trio

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Cyprus is ok! Clean bill of health. Pun intended!
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Additional info. Can't confirm sex, but I am guessing male.

Cyprus was tested for parasites. Negative :) !

His wing and hips were also carefully examined. The vet also watched him walk. So far he seems to be just a healthy growing duck. Maybe growing a bit faster than his siblings but nothing to be worried about yet. The vet checked for fractures and there wasn't sign of any. So at the moment I am to promote exercise, keep feeding as I am and wait. In 2 months if he still has trouble with his wing or gait he will go in for a follow up.
 

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Additional info. Can't confirm sex, but I am guessing male.

Cyprus was tested for parasites. Negative :) !

His wing and hips were also carefully examined. The vet also watched him walk. So far he seems to be just a healthy growing duck. Maybe growing a bit faster than his siblings but nothing to be worried about yet. The vet checked for fractures and there wasn't sign of any. So at the moment I am to promote exercise, keep feeding as I am and wait. In 2 months if he still has trouble with his wing or gait he will go in for a follow up.
Wonderful news!
I couldn't be happier for both of you!
 

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Sounds good! Great update :)

PS, we´d like to see the duckie walking too :D
 

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The ducks are looking lovely!! So big now! :swoon:

How are they getting on with the chickens?
 

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The ducks are looking lovely!! So big now! :swoon:

How are they getting on with the chickens?
I know. I am so proud, they are just the sweetest little trio. Jade and Lio are especially close and even preen each other's heads.

Everyone lives well together. They don't flock together, but they live amicably. The chickens feed is elevated so the duckies can't get it, which I think the ladies appreciate. However the hens are helping themselves to the duck food, but that isn't a big deal :) The ducks have their own little house on grade and the hens have their house with a ramp. I think it works well since the duckies aren't really encroaching on the hen's nest area.
 

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My little babies are getting so big. They are starting to green up. I love them. Wonderful ducks for suburban setting. Very quiet and calm natured.. though I think at a very high risk of predation from stray dogs. They have Zero defensive ability.
 

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They are all gorgeous!!!! Their colours coming through are beautiful!! :swoon: :cloud9: :loveshower:
 

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Shame on you! ;)
God, they've grown so much. They went from super cute to amazingly handsome. :heart:
The green undertones are just gorgeous!
They are so gorgeous. They have been going through their first molt to adult plumage and had a few goofy stages. You can still see some of the browned out feathers they are still dropping. When I clean their pond in the evening it is full of feathers.
 

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Wow! They are just absolutely stunning! :cloud9:
I had never seen ducks like these before until you introduced yours, they are incredibly beautiful! :swoon:
 

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I had never seen ducks like these before until you introduced yours
I am totally obsessed with cayugas now. They are wonderful companion ducks: soft spoken, eat all the stuff the chickens miss, very sweet natured, in 4 months or so I could get eggs (though I think I have 2 drake's).

Cayuga cayuga cayuga! Magical !

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What happened with the wing in the end? Did it grow out ok?
 
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