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Went out to check my flock at about 9 this morning to discover my muscovy was laying in the corner not moving went and picked him up which usually he freaks out about but didn't
At first I thought maybe hypothermia as he looks almost dazed and almost drunk looking he's very weak just started drinking water but won't eat and hasn't pooped all day. Any advise ?
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Went out to check my flock at about 9 this morning to discover my muscovy was laying in the corner not moving went and picked him up which usually he freaks out about but didn't
At first I thought maybe hypothermia as he looks almost dazed and almost drunk looking he's very weak just started drinking water but won't eat and hasn't pooped all day. Any advise ?


How old is your Muscovy? do you think he could have gotten into anything toxic?  stagnant water, rotting animal  or moldy feed or some kind of metal screws, nails etc? can he hold his head up botulism is also called limber neck because they lose control of their neck muscles. Do you have any Activated charcoal or molasses or Epsom salt? if you have any of these you can start him on a flush that will bind to the toxin and flush it out of his body. Any other ducks how are they?
I'll get you the thread for the flushes.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/700526/flushes-for-aiding-in-toxin-removal#post_9508213   follow directions to the T. this is for botulism only

 

heavy metal poisoning needs vet care immediately


Edited by Miss Lydia - 9/25/15 at 4:29pm

 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

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 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

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Went out to check my flock at about 9 this morning to discover my muscovy was laying in the corner not moving went and picked him up which usually he freaks out about but didn't
At first I thought maybe hypothermia as he looks almost dazed and almost drunk looking he's very weak just started drinking water but won't eat and hasn't pooped all day. Any advise ?

Any poop yet?

-Kathy
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@chary1  - any news?

Please PM me, or use @Amiga in the message if you would like to hear from me soon.  

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Please PM me, or use @Amiga in the message if you would like to hear from me soon.  

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Hey guys sorry for the late reply not sure what heppened to him I think maybe his injuries did him in. But he passed 😢
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Hey guys sorry for the late reply not sure what heppened to him I think maybe his injuries did him in. But he passed 😢

Very sorry to hear you lost him.. :hugs

 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

http://www.faithpot.com/you-cover-me/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email...

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 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

http://www.faithpot.com/you-cover-me/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email...

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