Another Hurt Black Swedish Duckling!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by BjsBestGirl, May 16, 2010.

  1. BjsBestGirl

    BjsBestGirl Songster

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    My 2.5 week old black Spanish is hurt. it was fine this morning, but now it keeps rolling over onto its back. It's legs are not hurt cause it can walk backwards; quite well actually. But it keeps flipping over. What do you think it could be?
     
    Last edited: May 29, 2010
  2. roocrazy

    roocrazy Songster

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    i think you should put this topic in the emergency categorie youll get more answers because black spanish is a chicken and this is the duck section [​IMG]

    im not sure what is wrong with your chick maybe the experts could give better advice; how old is it if its new he might just b getting used to his new long legs [​IMG]

    and no im not saying the chick is a boy [​IMG]


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    ~RoO~


    Edited to add: sorry i didnt see that it was 2 and a half weeks
    well sorry it beats me [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2010
  3. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    I had a duckling last year that kept flipping over. The cause with mine was a thiamine deficinecy- But it can be caused by other things as well.
     
  4. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

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    Not really sure what to do, but just to clear things up, I think she is referring to a black swedish duck....
     
  5. BjsBestGirl

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    yes, black swedish, sorry. i always get it wrong. but either way, he died lastnight. i tried to get him to eat, but he wouldnt. he would drink a little, but apparently pampering him didnt help; he died anyways. But thank you all for your help!

    christine
     
  6. veronicasmom

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    Oh I am so sorry!! That is awful.[​IMG]
     
  7. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

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    So sorry to hear that...I wish we could have figured out what was wrong [​IMG]
     
  8. BjsBestGirl

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    i thought he would be fine. he was fine when we fed him, but 2 hours later when i went outside, it was being trampled. i dont think it was from being walked on. he isnt usually too kind to people holding him, but he enjoyed it. thats when i should have known something was seriousely wrong; when he wanted to be held. i held im all night. i fed (or tried to rather) from my lap, and gave him water from a spoon. i was there for him every time he flipped over. i was so tired though, i had to go to bed. i bunched up a towel around him and put him in a box; so he couldnt flip over or run away (if he could). when i woke up this morning, he was on his side and freezing cold. it was them i realized why he was so cold; he was dead. it is sad. i wish he didnt die, but everything has a purpose; i suppose.
     
  9. BjsBestGirl

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    I have another hurt Black Swedish baby. All the same symoptoms! PLEASE HELP!
     
  10. We had the same or a similar problem with one of our Pekins the other night. We held her and gave her droppers full of water with electrolytes in it. Then put her in a separate brooder with towels around her to keep her upright. Within a few hours she was back on her feet yelling for her siblings. It must have been some sort of electrolyte imbalance for ours - we gave all the ducks electrolytes in their water the next day. I hope you figureo out what is wrong with yours.
     

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