Depressed or sick duck?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by duckies4ever, Sep 10, 2016.

  1. duckies4ever

    duckies4ever Just Hatched

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    My duck isnt being himself and his siblings keep picking on him:(. He sits alot, doesnt keep his wings straight and he wont talk to his other companions. We kept him inside for a night he was better in the morning but the next day he was sad again. I was wondering if i should keep him away from the others or feed him differnt food. Any feed back would be appreciated. Thanks.
     
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2016
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    How old is the duck? Old enough to be sure you have a drake?

    What food are you using? Do they have food with water 24/7?

    I would consider getting a fecal sample to a vet to look for problems. A visit to a good duck vet would be great, and I understand it's not always possible.

    From the symptoms, it could be almost anything, including a systemic infection, a virus, bacterial infection, parasites, just so much could be going on, including metal toxicity or other toxin.

    You could put a tablespoon of food grade activated charcoal powder in a pint, pint-and-a-half of drinking water with him overnight. Activated charcoal is used to help bind up toxins in the gut.
     
  3. duckies4ever

    duckies4ever Just Hatched

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    Poor guy died it seemed it had some type of seizure and flopped over and that was it my children are so upset right now
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Very rough. [​IMG]

    Do you want to have a necropsy done to know what happened? It may be an option.
     
  5. duckies4ever

    duckies4ever Just Hatched

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    No we're just going to bury him in the backyard
     
  6. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Sorry for your loss of your Duck.....Sad..touched my heart!

    All the best to you, and the other Ducks in your life....
     
  7. duckies4ever

    duckies4ever Just Hatched

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    Thanks
     
  8. DancingWthDucks

    DancingWthDucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am soooo sorry for your loss:(
     
  9. Bills vs Beaks

    Bills vs Beaks Overrun With Chickens

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    Terrible... very sorry for you
     
  10. duckies4ever

    duckies4ever Just Hatched

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    Thank you
     

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