ANY IDEAS my baby ducky is sick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by streemers, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. streemers

    streemers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i heard a bunch of peeping and looked in the brooder and 1 baby buff was on her back. i tried to stand her up and she could hardly walk at all. then she took a nap so a little later i went to check on her and she was on her back and when i tried to stand her up she just fliped back over onto her back. any ideas what could be going on?
     
  2. Mojo Chick'n

    Mojo Chick'n Empress of Chickenville

    Quote:she may be cold - check the temp in the brooder - they go all wonky if they are too cold.
     
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    aww! [​IMG] hope she'll be okay! [​IMG]
     
  4. streemers

    streemers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she was under the heat lamp and it is 90 deg. at duck head hight
     
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    what are you feeding her??
     
  6. streemers

    streemers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    baby duck and waterfowl feed. i did start using horse stall pellets yesterday and they all have been pecking at them but she is the only one acting odd
     
  7. Mojo Chick'n

    Mojo Chick'n Empress of Chickenville

    I had mine at 90 - and they were still cold (cause they kept getting a little wet in the water dish - so I upped the temp to 95 and it helped.

    I know everyone says they don't need to be that warm, but that solved my problem, it doesn't hurt to try it.
     
  8. Ducklove334

    Ducklove334 Off to another pond

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    I would really like to hear this, It sounds like something one of my ADULT drake mallards had happen, OVERNIGHT,...sadly he died a day later [​IMG]
     
  9. streemers

    streemers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well we now beleave she was having seizures. she was shaking violently with her head cocked to 1 side and she couldnt walk. this morning she stopped eating and drinking:( so now i have 1 less buff:(
     

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