Call duck sick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ZooZoo, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. ZooZoo

    ZooZoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went outside today to feed the calls and found my penciled call duck at the side of the pen with her eyes closed shivering alittle. I immediatly brought her inside. She has now been in a large dog crate all day with straw on the bottom and food and water. I also have a heat lamp near one end of the cage for warmth. She just lays. What do you think is wrong with her? All the other calls are doing fine in this cold weather. Im guessing it has to be something with the cold weather? Im also not sure of the age since she was purchased as an adult last year. Any help would be appreciated.[​IMG]
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  2. ilovemychickies

    ilovemychickies Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm so sorry to hear that. I'm not quite sure what you should do, but I'm sure that someone else will know what to do. I hope that your duck gets better soon! [​IMG]
     
  3. Dodgegal79

    Dodgegal79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does she have any other symptoms?? Is there any dircharge frm her nostrils or eyes? She maybe in pain, maybe she ate something and its stuck in her gullet, they usually do what she is doing when in pain. NOt sure what to do about gullet problems but there are post about chicken with it.
     
  4. ZooZoo

    ZooZoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No other symptoms that i can see. She has stopped the shivering. But now just lays their.
     
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Does she look like she's wet? I had one that couldn't get out of the water once for some reason and got waterlogged and I thought sure she was going to die. She was wet and just lay there shivering. Once she was warmed up tho she was fine.
     
  6. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    She may be just old. Keep her warm and quiet. Speak to her calmly and reasurringly so she doesn't stress too much.
    Has she been laying eggs? Is her abdomen swollen?
    If there are no signs of trauma, I would say to just keep an eye on her and don't bother her too much.
     
  7. ZooZoo

    ZooZoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone. I'm still not too sure what is wrong with her. Unfortunatly she seems too not be eating much or anything at all. After picking her up and looking over her i think the webs on her feet might be frostbitten because they are blackish and somewhat shriveled up. This would explain why she is not walking around. What should i do? Is their any cure?
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  8. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I think a ducks feet are the most sensitive part of their body....or it sure can seem that way. If her feet are the reason, I'd keep her warm...but not too warm...(ducks have their down coat all the time!) and make a gruel of some mash and warm water and see if she'll take it. You might have to force her to eat some of it with a syringe. Since you don't have any idea how old she is that adds to the headache of trying to figure out what's wrong. She may be weak and dehydrated from not walking to the food and water if her feet are the problem.
     
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