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  1. loubapache

    Duck force feed help

    She continues to improve. She acts and eats normal and is gaining weight slowly. She has one more day of antibiotics and Lasix left. Talked to the vet today and we are going to continue the Lasix for another 30 days and see. He did want to cut the dose to half so only once a day and that...
  2. loubapache

    Duck force feed help

    The weather is also helping her. Today it is in the 50's and it rained last night. I let her free-range/swim today with the other two ducks and also found 8 earthworms for her. After about 2 hours, I put them into the pen and she ate the feed and is napping now. I will let her out again...
  3. loubapache

    Duck force feed help

    Sorry for cross-posting but I want to update this thread. Thank you all. My duck keeps improving. She is eating her own food now but I still need to give her medications for another 4-5 days. I let her out swim twice today because it was warm here in Michigan. She still walks a little...
  4. loubapache

    Help i think my dusk is sick

    My duck keeps improving. She is eating her own food now but I still need to give her medications for another 4-5 days. I let her out swim twice today because it was warm here in Michigan. She still walks a little slow because she lost a lot of weight and is only slowing gaining strength...
  5. loubapache

    Duck force feed help

    She continues to improve. I am so happy for her. She eats almost like normal now but is still a little thin, tired, and slow. We have half the medications left so there is still ways to go. With every day passing by, she is doing better and better. Thanks.
  6. loubapache

    Duck force feed help

    Another happier update. She keeps improving. It was an unusually warm day here in Michigan and we reached mid-40's. The other two ducks wanted to come out really bad to swim in the pond so I opened the pen. To my surprise, A Rong followed and went into the pond. I did not want to leave...
  7. loubapache

    Help i think my dusk is sick

    Thank you, Miss Lydia. I updated in the Disease section thread which you helped. She is doing better! Thanks,
  8. loubapache

    Duck force feed help

    She made some more improvements this morning, Ate some peas from me and then some of her feed. I sure hope she recovers. Going to feed her medication and a little baby fd with egg york now. Thanks,
  9. loubapache

    Duck force feed help

    At 7:30 PM, I took some peas and put them into the duck house from the pen. A Rong took a couple more scoops of the feed! These days, I am keeping all three ducks in the pen during the day. The two healthy ones really wanted to go out but I want them to be with A Rong. On Monday when we...
  10. loubapache

    Duck force feed help

    Sometimes I believe in miracles. I have not seen her eating food for about 6 days now. Today after I came home, tried to give her peas, but she showed little interrest so the other ducks ate all. I was sad and ready to come back to get some fresh water for them (it is freezing cold here). To...
  11. loubapache

    Help i think my dusk is sick

    Thanks, Amiga. From suggestions by others on the other thread, I ordered some baby bird formula and will starting feeding her tomorrow. In the last two days, I have been feeding her baby food with some egg yolk using a syringe. Some apple source for her medications (also using syringe). I...
  12. loubapache

    Duck force feed help

    Thanks. We love our ducks. The lady at the vet could not believe what we decided to do at the Vet's office. We want to give her a chance just in case what the Vet said might be wrong. The vet said she has heart problem and that caused her lung problem with infection and fluids. We hope it...
  13. loubapache

    Duck force feed help

    OK, I found what Ensure Plus is. They have some flavors in it like chocolate, milk shake, etc. Which one is safe for ducks? Thanks. I am going to get some and add raw egg for tonight.
  14. loubapache

    Help i think my dusk is sick

    I am so sorry. Ducks are so special and even an iron hearted person would cry. Two years ago, we lost a Peking female and I cried. Sorry to hjack your thread but right now, one of my Pekings is fighting for her life. I posted a thread in the disease section...
  15. loubapache

    Duck force feed help

    Thank you all so much. She is improving a bit under antibiotics and Lasix but she is not eating much. She took some peas (her favorite food) from me. I have some syringes and silicon airlines (use for fish air pumps) to feed the medications and also a mixture of baby food with egg yolk...
  16. loubapache

    Duck force feed help

    Hi, our beloved 19 month old Peking duck is sick. We took her to the vet yesterday and was told she is suffering heart and lung problems. We wanted to give her a chance so the vet injected two meds: an antibiotic and another med to drain fluid. He also gave us one week of pills. After...
  17. loubapache

    First Page 1

    I am a new member (first post) and got two ducks. This is a great forum and I have been reading for the last a few days now. My co-worker picked up these two ducks on the road and she did not have space to house them so I adopted them. I know one of them is a Pekin duck but what is the other...
  18. Duck House

    Duck House

    Our Backyard Duck House / Pen In the spring of 2010, a neighbor of a co-worker saw two ducklings on the road so he rescued them and kept them in a plastic tote for a couple weeks in the garage but the ducklings grew so fast that the tote was too small. The co-worker knew we have a couple ponds...
  19. loubapache

    Covering outdoor run

    Quote: Nice run. I wonder what the very short blocks on the rafter are for? I do not mean the blocking between the rafters. Thanks,
  20. loubapache

    Michigan

    Quote: Thanks. My friend who has a chicken farm in Fife Lake used to be a general contractor/carpenter. He built our house and an addition later before he moved to Fife Lake. I learned a lot from him during the two construction projects. Come to find out...we don't know him but think he...
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