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  1. sammy11461

    sammy11461 New Egg

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    Hello new to this site and at raising ducklings, I got two baby ducklings as of yesterday and they are very much active and will not leave eachothers site for a second without going crazy, just wondering will they always be attached to each other like this? And I also noticed one of my duckling have been having what looks like seizurs :( any suggestions on what to do or give him??? Help pls I get so scared. Also since their so active what can I get to keep them entertained? ??
     
  2. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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  3. Alice28

    Alice28 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! It sounds like your ducklings have imprinted on eachother. As a rule ducks don't like to be alone, they are flock animals, so this is normal. As for them being active, you can give them baby toys to play with and switch it out here and there to keep them entertained. The seizures, I can't help with. You can post on the emergency thread or on the duck thread and get some answers. Are they getting enough niacin? What are they eating? Ducks need niacin so if they are just eating chicken feed, then need brewers yeast in their food or niacin in their water. This cYou ould be the problem but not sure if it would cause seizures.
     
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  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Sounds like one of them is deficient in something in his diet. I don't know anything about ducks. So you will do best posting this in our ducks forums. NorthFLChick has left you with the link. I hope the little guy is ok. [​IMG]
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    It definitely sounds like they (or at least that one) may have a vitamin deficiency. Niacin, in particular, is an important vitamin for waterfowl. I would post in either the Ducks section of the forums, or the Emergencies section: Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures Members there should be able to help.

    Good luck!
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you.

    I would definitely post in the Ducks section and/or the Emergencies section.
     
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! You've gotten some good suggestions above, hope your ducklings are OK.
     
  8. sammy11461

    sammy11461 New Egg

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    Thanks everyone your suggestions really helped a lot :) much appreciated.
     
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. I'm glad the suggestions you received help. I'm a chicken person and don't know much about ducks (although I've had a few), but I have to admit that ducklings are the ultimate in cute. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your ducklings.
     
  10. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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