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Best food for a weak male?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ClaireandFamily, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. ClaireandFamily

    ClaireandFamily New Egg

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    A young male got left out in cold rain last night by himself, he's awake and eating some warm oatmeal with a little milk in my house right now, but he's not been walking around, only moving his wings a little. What's the best food to feed him to get him back up and running?
    His weight is fine, his eyes look fine, his feathers are bit messy from the storm last night, his behavior is normal, and he's a little under a year old, this is his first winter. Thanks for any help ~Claire
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I would give him moistened grower feed, sprinkled with some small dry cat kibble or mealworms, keep him in and warm for another day or so. Keep him well hydrated, maybe add a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar per gallon of drinking water for a few electrolytes.
     
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  3. ClaireandFamily

    ClaireandFamily New Egg

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    Will do, thanks
     
  4. Bills vs Beaks

    Bills vs Beaks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If he is not sick, then maybe it would be good to have a friend in there with him. It will help him not to get stressed.
    Good luck!
     
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  5. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Great point - or perhaps an unbreakable mirror.
     
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  6. ClaireandFamily

    ClaireandFamily New Egg

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    I don't think that we have room to keep another duck in there with him giving them both space the walk around, especially since we have open water bowls, but i can try bringing him outside when it's warm with his two hatchmates. Thanks for the suggestion
     
  7. ClaireandFamily

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    If only my unbreakable mirror was splash proof [​IMG]
     
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  8. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I have found the mirrors to be very helpful.
     
  9. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would use water instead of milk myself...can be hard on ducks to have lactose.
     

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