1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Call Duck Experts-I've got a raspy one here...need help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Fudgie, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. Fudgie

    Fudgie Hatching Queen - Got Fudge?

    I went out for the final check on the animals. I could hear one of my call ducks with a raspy breathing. I have isolated her in the house after giving her a good bath.

    Question is, what do I give her to get her over this. I have read you are not to give them medicated feed so what kind of medication can you give them and how much. She is a butterscotch call duck. 1 year old. I have a feeling with this cold weather we might have more of this. Please help.
     
  2. tonini3059

    tonini3059 [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Luv

    Nov 6, 2008
    Southwestern PA
    I gave my 2 white call ducks aueromycin mixed in water for their respiratory infections. I treated them for a week then they were as good as new.
     
  3. Fudgie

    Fudgie Hatching Queen - Got Fudge?

    Thanks for answering by the way. How much did you give them and was it liquid or crumbles. I have some crumbles on hand
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 25, 2008
  4. tonini3059

    tonini3059 [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Luv

    Nov 6, 2008
    Southwestern PA
    it is a powder. I mixed it in their drinking water. My ducks drank it straight. Once i mixed the medicated water with crumbles and fed it to a sick chicken. Either way should work. It was one tsp per gallon of water.
     
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2008
  5. Fudgie

    Fudgie Hatching Queen - Got Fudge?

    OHHH I have some of that at home....the medicated water additive....DERRRR I thougth you could not give that to ducks....that is why it did not cross my mind....Thanks!
     
  6. tonini3059

    tonini3059 [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Luv

    Nov 6, 2008
    Southwestern PA
    I don't know I gave it to mine twice and it never hurt them.
     
  7. Fudgie

    Fudgie Hatching Queen - Got Fudge?

    well I will give it the old college try. I brought her in last night and let her swim in the lukewarm tub and get all clean and shiny and I think she felt a little better. Still raspy but not wheezing so bad.
     
  8. Patch of Heaven Farm

    Patch of Heaven Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi Jen,

    I hope your duckie feels better soon. [​IMG]
     
  9. tonini3059

    tonini3059 [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Luv

    Nov 6, 2008
    Southwestern PA
    how is it doing is it any better?
     
  10. Fudgie

    Fudgie Hatching Queen - Got Fudge?

    [​IMG] oh yeah, i forget to answer back on these. She is doing much better after being in the house for 4 days and giving her the aueromycin. Thankfully, I had some on hand at home. I gave the rest of the calls some in their next water for good measure.

    AND GUESS WHAT!!! They are laying eggs for me! I have gotten 10 eggs in the last 5 days from the call ducks! WOO HOOO!!! I was so happy. Especially in Nov,Dec! Everyone I have talked to have said calls only lay like 22 eggs a year and that is spring/summer. You can imagine my surprise! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 1, 2008

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by