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Drunk Pekin

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Ade686, May 12, 2016.

  1. Ade686

    Ade686 New Egg

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    I'm new to ducks and have 4 babies! They are now 10 weeks old and fully feathered. I believe I have 2 Pekins and 2 Muscovy(unsure or anyone's sex). All have seemed healthy until a week and a half ago. Bernard (Pekin) started walking drunk, losing his balance and falling over. He also seems to have constant head movement, like a swaying. He is eating, drinking and pooping like normal. He seems to get worse towards the evening and when tired. I have supplied them with brewers yeast in their food, given them vitamin/probiotic water and a constant supply of fresh water. His personality has not seemed to change. I have searched for any cuts or open wounds and have found none. Any advise or suggestions? Thanks! He is the one on the right in the middle[​IMG]
     
  2. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm I would probably take him ti the vet just to be safe that nothing is wrong.
     
  3. duckeg

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    Is he having difficulty to pick up his head?
     
  4. Ade686

    Ade686 New Egg

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    He is hesitant to lift his head, however still extends his neck when stretching and flapping his wings. He has a hard time reaching around to groom, but I'm not sure if that's from him losing his balance.
     
  5. duckeg

    duckeg Out Of The Brooder

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    you should take him to a vet, maybe he is poisoned
     
  6. The Pinto Pony

    The Pinto Pony Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with duckeg, you really need to take him to a Avian vet O_O.
     
  7. Ade686

    Ade686 New Egg

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    Was able to get an appointment tomorrow. I have been doing tons of reading on poisoning and found a video of a duck with lead poisoning behaving exactly the same as Bernard. Hoping that's not the case though.
     
  8. The Pinto Pony

    The Pinto Pony Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great :D hopefully he gets better! Just tell the vet everything of what's happening.
     
  9. Ade686

    Ade686 New Egg

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    Thanks you guys!
     
  10. duckeg

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    Hope he gets better Keep us updated :)
     

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