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Hello all. I have a 5 week old Pekin duckling that has thrashed 3 times, in about 19 hours. We will hear her in the brooder, and when we get there she is laying, thrashing her wings, her neck in a strange position. Is it a lack in her nutrition? She is on starter/ grower, with added yeast flakes sprinkled on top every day or other day. Any suggestions would be so much appreciated!! She also shakes every now and then. Not sure what is going on. Please help.
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It could be a nutrient deficiency, for sure. Could be the start of wry neck. I'd pick up some Poultry Nutri Drench ASAP and give some to her directly each day along with adding some to the water, and see if it helps.

Also, is she crested?
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post #3 of 24
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Originally Posted by Pyxis View Post

It could be a nutrient deficiency, for sure. Could be the start of wry neck. I'd pick up some Poultry Nutri Drench ASAP and give some to her directly each day along with adding some to the water, and see if it helps.

Also, is she crested?

The good thing is, I have Nutri French so I will add that in to their water! She is not crested. Thank you so much! Last night she did it at least 2 more times, and got on her back.
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Oops. Spell check. Nutri Drench!
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post #5 of 24
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I put it in their water, and will keep doing it for several days. Is there anything else I can also give her to help stop the siezures?
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Hey I saw this thread and had to comment. Last year we got a duckling and out of nowhere she started having seizures so severe that she would pass out. The first time it happened I thought she was dead. We ended up bringing her inside and keeping her in crate that was cushioned by blankets and towels and putting her on vitamins and supplements. Within a day or so they stopped and she never had them again. It was so horrible to watch but the only thing we could figure out at time, was that she must have been deficient in something and that extra bit of nutrients put her to rights. I think the advice the previous poster gave you is good. If it is something like what our Rey went through and they should be good to rights shortly after you provide that extra bit of nutrition. Hope it helps! 

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Flock of 1 GC (Lahey), 2 EEs (Artemis ,Furiosa), 1 Cuckoo (Iris), 2 Exch. Leg. (Rizzoli, Isles), 2 Salmon Fauv. (Gabby, Zena), 1 Wels. (Scully), 1 Blue Amer. (Mulder), 1 Mall. drake (Chewy), 1 hybrid Duck (KC mix, Leia). With a ACD mix doggie (Luna Bug).

 

Flock who have passed: RIP Julian (GC 4/8/16), Bubbles (GC 2/9/17), Luke (SA drake 7/18/16), Han (WP drake 7/19/16), Wicket (KC...

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Flock of 1 GC (Lahey), 2 EEs (Artemis ,Furiosa), 1 Cuckoo (Iris), 2 Exch. Leg. (Rizzoli, Isles), 2 Salmon Fauv. (Gabby, Zena), 1 Wels. (Scully), 1 Blue Amer. (Mulder), 1 Mall. drake (Chewy), 1 hybrid Duck (KC mix, Leia). With a ACD mix doggie (Luna Bug).

 

Flock who have passed: RIP Julian (GC 4/8/16), Bubbles (GC 2/9/17), Luke (SA drake 7/18/16), Han (WP drake 7/19/16), Wicket (KC...

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post #7 of 24
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Originally Posted by LeiaLayers5 View Post

Hey I saw this thread and had to comment. Last year we got a duckling and out of nowhere she started having seizures so severe that she would pass out. The first time it happened I thought she was dead. We ended up bringing her inside and keeping her in crate that was cushioned by blankets and towels and putting her on vitamins and supplements. Within a day or so they stopped and she never had them again. It was so horrible to watch but the only thing we could figure out at time, was that she must have been deficient in something and that extra bit of nutrients put her to rights. I think the advice the previous poster gave you is good. If it is something like what our Rey went through and they should be good to rights shortly after you provide that extra bit of nutrition. Hope it helps! 

Thank you so much! I am trying to give her extra nutrients, but as of right now, she isn't taking any of it.I am glad I am not the only one who has dealt with that.
We have 1 buff Orpington roo, 3 Rhode Island hens, 2 Easter Egger hens, 3 Golden Sex-Link hens, and 2 Banties that love to free range over our acreage. And eat lots of leftover garden treats:)
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Originally Posted by LeiaLayers5 View Post

Hey I saw this thread and had to comment. Last year we got a duckling and out of nowhere she started having seizures so severe that she would pass out. The first time it happened I thought she was dead. We ended up bringing her inside and keeping her in crate that was cushioned by blankets and towels and putting her on vitamins and supplements. Within a day or so they stopped and she never had them again. It was so horrible to watch but the only thing we could figure out at time, was that she must have been deficient in something and that extra bit of nutrients put her to rights. I think the advice the previous poster gave you is good. If it is something like what our Rey went through and they should be good to rights shortly after you provide that extra bit of nutrition. Hope it helps! 
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Leialayers5 how did you end up getting the supplements down your duck? My Pekin fights it. I am using drops from an eye dropped, but haven't succeeded much in getting a lot down her.
We have 1 buff Orpington roo, 3 Rhode Island hens, 2 Easter Egger hens, 3 Golden Sex-Link hens, and 2 Banties that love to free range over our acreage. And eat lots of leftover garden treats:)
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Thank you so much! I am trying to give her extra nutrients, but as of right now, she isn't taking any of it.I am glad I am not the only one who has dealt with that.

@ThePaulsRanch   take a small needle less syringe and put it right inside her bill and gently give her the Nutri drench each time giving her time to swallow  you want it in her system fast and this is the way to do it. Go by directions on the bottle on how much to give. 

 Western N.C ~ 19 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 6 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

~We are Precious in His Sight.~

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 Western N.C ~ 19 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 6 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

~We are Precious in His Sight.~

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post #10 of 24
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@ThePaulsRanch
   take a small needle less syringe and put it right inside her bill and gently give her the Nutri drench each time giving her time to swallow  you want it in her system fast and this is the way to do it. Go by directions on the bottle on how much to give. 

Thank you, I will give that a try. I only have a tiny glass eyedropper, but I can stick that end into her mouth and squeeze a little at a time. Though it seems to take her a long time before she decides to swallow.
We have 1 buff Orpington roo, 3 Rhode Island hens, 2 Easter Egger hens, 3 Golden Sex-Link hens, and 2 Banties that love to free range over our acreage. And eat lots of leftover garden treats:)
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