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My blue swedish has stopped eating, go home last night she was stuck in pool and couldn't get out, she has stopped walking now. She had just started laying laid 3 eggs. She drinks good. Her poops are a pea greeny color. I brought her last night and got her warmed up. I have been able to eat a few worms but that's it, she throws most of them. Any one have any ideas?
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I'm not saying it couldn't be many other illnesses, but she may be having trouble laying. One of my mallards acted funny when she first started. She was sitting a lot, barely walking and walking funny when she did. She was alert and fine otherwise though. I put her in a tub of warm water (changed it out every few hours to keep it warm) and gave her dandelion leaves and I think some nutri-drench or something like that (anything that'd give her extra calcium would be good). When I got up the next morning there was an egg in the tub and she was running around like normal.

Momma to 8 ducks - Rocky, Dexter (male mallards);  Ruby Sue (female mallard); Tony (male buff); Roxy (female fawn and white runner); Dorothy, Blanche, and Rose (female Welsh Harlequins); and 2 kitties, Maggie and Fuffy-cat.

RIP Bullwinkle and Turkey-duck :(

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Momma to 8 ducks - Rocky, Dexter (male mallards);  Ruby Sue (female mallard); Tony (male buff); Roxy (female fawn and white runner); Dorothy, Blanche, and Rose (female Welsh Harlequins); and 2 kitties, Maggie and Fuffy-cat.

RIP Bullwinkle and Turkey-duck :(

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post #3 of 7
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Well, Lilo hasn't changed much. Still not walking or eating. She however does snip at the kitten when she gets in range, we started her on antibiotics her symptoms read like pastuella(?) In the book, how long will it be until she feels better? Should everybody be treated? No one else is sickly, I think maybe she got into big puddles where the new calves have been playing
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Originally Posted by whitewingduck View Post

Well, Lilo hasn't changed much. Still not walking or eating. She however does snip at the kitten when she gets in range, we started her on antibiotics her symptoms read like pastuella(?) In the book, how long will it be until she feels better? Should everybody be treated? No one else is sickly, I think maybe she got into big puddles where the new calves have been playing

 

Here are some questions that more knowledgeable members will ask...(I'll tag them & maybe the can offer advice/suggestions.)

 

How old is Lilo?

What kind of antibiotics did you start her on and when?

Did you notice anything wrong before she stopped eating?

When did she last poo & can you post of picture of it?

 

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Love my family...8 ducks, 4 cats, 2 dogs, a boyfriend, grown-up son & BYC lamps!

Check out new BYC photo contest:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1124563/official-byc-contest-post-your-best-poultry-dust-bathing-pics/0_30  

Helpful general duck info for newbies:  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/256233/ducks-sticky-topics-index

Link to Metzer duck breed comparison chart:  http://www.metze...

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post #5 of 7
Could be an infection - could she have egg yolk peritonitis? May need syringe or tube feeding - casportpony has published info on that.

(In the middle of a bunch of things, but wanted to respond - apologies for brevity)

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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post #6 of 7

When you say Green poop can you please show me a pic.. How long has been been like this?

 

Its funny but the poop can say a lot.  The coloring is it a dark green or more like bright green.


Edited by Lacrystol - 3/20/16 at 10:14am
Silkie and Call Duck Lover - just can't have enough..
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Silkie and Call Duck Lover - just can't have enough..
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post #7 of 7
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Lilo is a few weeks from 1. I was mistaken she hasn't laid. Ginger had.
I started bher on 1.5 TBS/gal Terra vet powder. Added brewers yeast to her dish yesterday when I found it. I think she started feeling badly Mon or Tues last week when she first stopped eating. We are getting 4-6 big worms in at night.
Her poops are better, she gets tub time and pushes around it with her beak. She keeps her legs back and her toes closed they don't appear to hurt. She is feisty about the cat still and nibbles me when she has had enough. She also slings bits of worms around like she's mad about it. Thanks for helping
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