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My Rouen Duck is Sick!!

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Hi
I have a female Rouen duck, Aphrodite (Afro), but I'm pretty sure she's a male. She has constant diarrhea Her eyes are watery and bubbling, so we tried putting a saline solution on her eyes. She didn't like it, but it made her feel better for the next few hours. There's no part of her eyes that are foamy, at all. Just bubbling. One of her eyes stay completely shut for long periods of time, so we warmed up some soothing chamomile tea, took a cotton ball and gently washed her eyes with the chamomile tea.

The other day we went to a store called the Mill near Pennsylvania, and we got Afro some antibiotic medication for diseases, colds, and parasites, and we put it in her water.

Yesterday, my mother and I discovered that Afro stopped with the diarrhea. All she was doing was just trying to push something out of her vent. So I picked her up, and we saw a HUGE vent blockage, about 2" long and about 1" in diameter. So we worked with her for a little bit last night, and finally, we pulled out the blockage, and diarrhea came pouring out. She had a PRETTY BIG accident on our garage floor! After that she started running around like crazy, and then we put her back in with my other duck, Heracles (Herc). She felt better after sure and then she actually sat down comfortably! We hadn't seen her sit down for days! She finally slept last night.

So today I saw poor little Afro pushing and pushing again. So my mother and I looked again on her vent, and, sure enough, there was a whole nuther piece of blockage in her vent! Like the one before, it was as hard as a rock, and it hurt her so bad when we tried pulling it out that when I let go of her and set her down, the poor thing was shaking in pain (and fear). We didn't manage to pull it out, but we will tonight.

Her eye is still half-closed and crusty.
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Sounds like a respiratory issue, I would keep up the antibiotics, as far as a blockage, all I can think is you said you thought it was a male duck, they do have an internal penis, so hopefully you aren't pulling on that. A normal duck drinks a lot of water so constipation seems odd for a duck. Hopefully someone more familiar with what's going on can help you.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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thanks!

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Now my duck is lethargic. We brought him outside to play, but he just sat down on the frozen ground. He's not anything like he was when he was a baby, playful and energetic.šŸ˜„šŸ˜–šŸ˜¢he has another prolapse. Please help, I don't know what to do.
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Can you take him to a vet?

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-Kathy

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We're trying to do the best we can so that we won't have to take him to the vet.
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Originally Posted by MomOfTwoDucksĀ View Post

We're trying to do the best we can so that we won't have to take him to the vet.
Probably best to take him to a vet, but if you can't, read this:
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-Kathy

Edited by casportpony - 2/1/16 at 6:26pm
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We squeezed the prolapse out for the third time, and now my duck is more relaxed when he has diarrhea. Before, he would step back and push as hard as he could to poop, and after that he would screech in pain, and rock back and forth. but now it just slides out comfortably. His eye is still not getting better, and he breathes heavily when he sleeps. Sometimes the diarrhea hurts when it comes out, but not all the time. I guess it's because there's raw skin around his vent.
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