Diarrhea. Ducklings

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DuckMadness, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. DuckMadness

    DuckMadness Out Of The Brooder

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    So I believe that the ducklings are simply just drinking too much water and that's leading them to have diarrhea but I know they can get some disease. Anyone else have insight and what I can feed them to start thickening it up (as weird as that sounds)
     
  2. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    Wet the feed into a soup....As crazy as it sounds it cuts back on the water consumption.. Lol...;)

    Cheers!...:)
     
  3. DuckMadness

    DuckMadness Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks I'd have to change that daily though correct?
     
  4. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    What are you replying too?....;)
     
  5. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    Ducks require fresh water and fresh feed daily.... ...wet feed twice a day with free choice dry....


    Cheers!
     
  6. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    Feed sours and spoils quickly and the water will spoil also being they need fresh water to swallow food.....;).......
     
  7. royalducky101

    royalducky101 Out Of The Brooder

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    CAN SOMEONE HELP

    I have a baby duck a fawn white. And it will not straighten it's head it's head just kinda hangs down on the ground and to eat or drink it turns it head completely upside down if you set him down he runs in fast circle and then falls over. The rest of my baby ducks are ok they turn there head over on its side to look up @ me but this one just hangs down all the time...is there something I can do to help him he just looks so miserable??? Has anyone else ever had anything or Hurd of anything like this before? I will try to post some pictures of that will help
     
  8. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Sounds like star gazing, it is a B Vitamin deficiency and it can be helped.

    Read this for some ideas https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/761308/peking-duckling-with-crooked-neck-help

    Get some B complex vitamins and use the B3(niacin) amount to know how much water to add - you want 150 mg B3 per gallon of drinking water. Give the vitamins in water for 6 to 8 weeks.
    @royalducky101
     
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2017
  9. royalducky101

    royalducky101 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks i am going to go to store today and get V-B thanks all
    :weee
     
  10. DuckMadness

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    @royalducky101
    I started my ducklings off with niacin a couple days after I got em. But it's super cute when they turn their heads to look at you
     

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