911:duckling is struggling and cant lift head

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Dusky Beauty, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. Dusky Beauty

    Dusky Beauty Songster

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    ive got a 2 week old duck that cant lift her head and under her own power is struggling and flopping all over the place trying to right herself. she was fine an hour ago when i put them out, i got the kids ready for school and one of them found her like that in the yard. shes flipping somersaults trying to get her head up. i suspect one of my larger ducks injured her. is there anything i can do or try to make her more comfortable?or is there no hope? she looks like shes in pain, and i am strongly considering putting her out of it. [Video removed]
     
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  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Quote:I'm sorry I can't get the video. is she a duck that has the pom pom on her head?
     
  3. Dusky Beauty

    Dusky Beauty Songster

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    fixed the link, and no, shes a layer hybrid w/ no crest
     
  4. featherfinder

    featherfinder Runner Lover

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    Video wont work for me either.
     
  5. Dusky Beauty

    Dusky Beauty Songster

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    alright, uploading to photobucket instead. DOES work now. Im making the decision to put her down within 30 minutes.
     
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  6. featherfinder

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    Thats really sad. I would just hold her and wait a little longer and see what people say. I have seen other threads on the forum with ducks like this and people have come in with ideas. Try to see if you can help her first. I will try to find some of the threads.
     
  7. Dusky Beauty

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    She's not peeping anymore... just rasping (dont see or feel anything stuck in her throat though) She just looks so miserable [​IMG]
     
  8. featherfinder

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    Is she eating and drinking? Maybe you can go to your feed store and get her Save a Chick to put in her water. try giving her some sugar water to see if she perks up any.
     
  9. maxxsmommy

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    I'm sorry to say but i think she might have a broken neck, and now that she is not making noise and just rasping i would put her out of her misery. I am such an animal lover and i would never hurt an animal on purpose unless i seen it being hopeless. i watched the movie and started bawling! poor baby
     

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