30 day old Pekin or Pekin hybrid not walking, eating nor drinking

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by secuono, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. secuono

    secuono Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
    Virginia
    I'm not asking what happened and how to fix it, more so if I should go ahead and put it down now or try and help it get better until butcher day, which is in 20 days, btw...
    The other ducks managed to trample it and it hurt its hip or knee, I've isolated it w/its own food and water. It doesn't seem to eat and I had to hand feed/force feed it.
     
  2. PlumTuckered

    PlumTuckered Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2007
    Arkansas
    Personally I'd isolate the baby ( give it a mirror to keep it from getting lonely), give it Niacin, and keep a close eye on it. I can't tell from your post if the duckling is unable to move because of being trampled or was trampled because it couldn't walk.

    Michelle
     
  3. secuono

    secuono Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
    Virginia
    He was fine before I started moving them and they are all really heavy meat duckies, so he got trampled and now cannot walk.
    I've already isolated him, put it into a large plastic half of a kennel so he can see and chat with his buddies, but his fatness won't let him just hop over and out.
    I'm going to make scrambled eggs for them today, hopefully he will eat them on his own.
     
  4. secuono

    secuono Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
    Virginia
    He's still not eating. Guess I will try again late tonight and if it doesn't work, I should butcher him while he has meat on his bones, no?
     
  5. secuono

    secuono Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
    Virginia
    Well, he drowned himself after he passed out in the water. Tomorrow I will dress him for the dogs and cats. Even though he was a food animal, it's still sad...
     

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