Originally Posted by chary1
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