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  1. NovaChooks

    Sick duckling??

    They're all on brewers yeast.
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    Sick duckling??

    Buttercup is still the same. I'm worried about her legs and feet now. They seem swollen and painful. She will only stand if she has to and drags her belly along if she has to move a short distance. And she won't open her toes, they stay together like in the photos :/
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    Sick duckling??

    Also forgot to mention I put her in a box alone with her mix before I give her any water and away from the others so she has the most she will take. Then I put her back in and hold her to water and put the mix in with all of them because it encourages her to eat more of it. And I figure it can't...
  4. NovaChooks

    Sick duckling??

    She is still with us! I separated her last night from the others and kept her in my room in a little bin with a mix of gatorade, honey, starter and yeast. She is still not good but a tiny bit better and no worse so I'm counting that as a win. I messaged her breeder last night and she agreed...
  5. NovaChooks

    Sick duckling??

    I don't have any at home but I could get some tomorrow if she manages to pull through until then
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    Sick duckling??

    Definitely no non food items. But it could be possible she ate something spoiled. But they're all together all the time and she is the only one with symptoms. Is there anything other than what was already mentioned that I could do to help her if she has poisoning?
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    Sick duckling??

    I will try gatorade and keep holding her up for water and food but I honestly don't have high hopes for her. I feel like she may pass overnight :(
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    Sick duckling??

    I noticed she wasn't quite as active as the others last night when I gave them all swim time. But she was still joining in the fun in the pool, just a little more sleepy. This morning it was obvious something wasn't right. She wouldn't stand and would eat but only if I brought it to her. Now she...
  9. NovaChooks

    Sick duckling??

    I'm asking a friend now about where to take her or if it's feasible to. I want to save her but I can't justify spending a ton of money on her.
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    Sick duckling??

    What would that look like?
  11. NovaChooks

    Sick duckling??

    One of my four saxony/appleyard ducklings are sick!! 😔 She just lays there, struggles to stand and seems very sleepy. If you walk by the cage the other three look at you an deep and react the way you would expect, she just lays there with her eyes closed. The others all seem fine. She will only...
  12. NovaChooks

    Saxony X Silver Appleyard Ducklings

    Hi! I'm going to be picking up 4 newly hatched ducklings on saturday from a farmer that are a cross between Saxony and Silver Appleyard. Does anyone have this mix or know what they may look like/what their temperament might be like when they reach adulthood? Also do these breeds require any...
  13. NovaChooks

    I found a wild duckling

    Ive always been an animal lover, and for some reason seem to be a magnet for injured or orphaned animals. Ive taken tons of stuff to her sanctuary (hope for wildlife) multiple baby birds, orphaned racoon, pigeon, squirrel, chipmunk, now a duckling.... Found lost dogs i dont know how many times...
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    I found a wild duckling

    They look sooo pretty! And i read that theyre mild mannered which would be a must for us with small kids. We had to sell our rooster because he used to chase the kids around the yard lol
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    I found a wild duckling

    I looked into keeping ducks a little after we found baby duck, i liked the welsh harlequins and there is a farmer hatching some out locally later this week 🤔 😂
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    Mixed ages in brooder?

    I have a very mixed bunch right now. Little over three week old lavender orpingtons, a two week old barnyard mix and two four day old babies. I hatched the orps first and kept five from the hatch, then broody hens eggs hatched and i had to remove one of the chicks so he is now the two week old...
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    I found a wild duckling

    Baby duck has gone to the best wildlife sanctuary around. We drove her out this afternoon, and while my daughter had some tears she understood that she is not a 'farm duck' shes wild and wont be happy with humans. Maybe in the future we will add a few farm ducks to our avian collection. Pic was...
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    I found a wild duckling

    Tiny duck seems to be getting more comfortable with us now. Able to pick him up and he laid calmy in my hand and didnt panic. Still encouraging water and food as much as i can and my daughter gave a small piece of bread as a treat that she says he nibbled at.
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    I found a wild duckling

    I got him to drink a little bit and eat a tiny bit of chick starter. Held him in my lap and put a little container of water up to his bill. He dunked it in and started making that little duck chatter they do when you throw bread in the water. So i sprinkled some chick starter on top and he...
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    I found a wild duckling

    We only have mallard ducks here, at least for the vast majority. Ive never seen a wood duck (i had to google it). They may be just as hard to get to eat though. He hasnt eaten or drank anything yet. Has been cuddling with the chicks but is still scared of us.
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