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Can a duckling have a heat stroke?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by GwenReaper, May 25, 2010.

  1. GwenReaper

    GwenReaper Songster

    Sep 7, 2009
    Memphis, TN
    I have a couple ducklings in a brooder cage in my chicken coop. There is no direct sunlight. But its been really humid and hot today\\. About 90 degrees. I currently did not have a large bowl of water in there to swim in. I went out and saw my 2 ducklings and 2 chicks in there eating and drinking fine. Then about 30 minutes later I went in and saw both ducklings laid back with there neck stretched back.. looked like some sort of a stroke or seizure. All I could think was a heat stroke. So I put them in water to cool there bodies down. They both started stroking less. One died [​IMG] The other pulled through. But doesnt have a good sense of balance right now. It is stumbling and tripping. Is that a sign of a heat stroke? Is there anything I can do to help this poor duckling? Its in my bathroom right now.... Its quacking and running around.

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