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Injured Duckling HELP!

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Hi I have a duckling that's 22 days old (breed unknown.) He's usually really active and runs around a lot. However i was cleaning his house today and I put him behind a baby hate when the gate fell onto the poor guy. I lifted it off of him quickly. The mesh part (possibly the wood part I didn't get a good look) hit him. He has no visible injuries but now he's just sitting down in one spot. He won't swim or run. I gave him his favourite treat, grapes, and he only ate some of the grape that I cut into eighths as opposed to his usual 2 grapes. I also noticed that his breathing seems to be labored. He breathes with 2 breaths and I just noticed now that he's making a weird snorting noise sort of like when you're trying to breathe with a stuffy nose or something. Does anyone know what's wrong and how to fix it?
post #2 of 7
It sounds like an internal injurie I don't know what to do for it though sorry
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Originally Posted by minimatt22 View Post

Hi I have a duckling that's 22 days old (breed unknown.) He's usually really active and runs around a lot. However i was cleaning his house today and I put him behind a baby hate when the gate fell onto the poor guy. I lifted it off of him quickly. The mesh part (possibly the wood part I didn't get a good look) hit him. He has no visible injuries but now he's just sitting down in one spot. He won't swim or run. I gave him his favourite treat, grapes, and he only ate some of the grape that I cut into eighths as opposed to his usual 2 grapes. I also noticed that his breathing seems to be labored. He breathes with 2 breaths and I just noticed now that he's making a weird snorting noise sort of like when you're trying to breathe with a stuffy nose or something. Does anyone know what's wrong and how to fix it?
post #4 of 7
Looks like my Swedish blue? Try putting in water, see if she will drink. Mine always would sound stuffy if they hadn't been in the water. Maybe? Just a guess.
post #5 of 7

It does sound like serious internal injuries.  I would get the duckling to a vet if at all possible.

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post #6 of 7
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Thanks for all your replies but Cinco just died he was trying to breathe I think something happened to his lung :'(
post #7 of 7
O I'm so sorry when the gate fell on him maybe it broke something and punctured one of its lungs I am so sorry
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