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Weak duckling - Please help

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Hi all, Hoping for some help. I have 2 Indian Runner Ducklings, almost 2 weeks old. They have been very healthy / happy, and are both happily eating suitable starter feed, and have been great.

 

Today and this evening one duckling has looked weak, scared, and staring alot blankly/ sleeping. Duckling is Still eating (slightly less though) and droppings look normal, but I am worried, Are there any other signs something is not ok and any tips? Please. 

 

Thanks,

Bri

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Hi all, Hoping for some help. I have 2 Indian Runner Ducklings, almost 2 weeks old. They have been very healthy / happy, and are both happily eating suitable starter feed, and have been great.

 

Today and this evening one duckling has looked weak, scared, and staring alot blankly/ sleeping. Duckling is Still eating (slightly less though) and droppings look normal, but I am worried, Are there any other signs something is not ok and any tips? Please. 

 

Thanks,

Bri

Look for nasal discharge, watery eyes.  Supply a little more heat.  Look for drafts. Clean an sanitize everything, assuming these ducklings are in a pen and not with a mother.

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I'd try to give it some sav-a-chick in it's water. If you can't get that right away even some warm water with dissolved honey would be good.

 

Wish I could be more help.


Edited by lomine - 1/14/16 at 10:52am
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Can you tell us the temperature of the brooder, what kind of food they get, assure us that they have water with food 24/7?  Is there good ventilation without cold drafts?  Who gets to handle them?

 

@briannamcc 

 

I need to turn in soon, will check back in the morning if you are not able to respond soon.

 

There is a sticky about raising ducklings you can look through to get ideas.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/750869/raising-and-caring-for-ducklings#post_10611711


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