Duck almost drown

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Tasha4273, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. Tasha4273

    Tasha4273 Just Hatched

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    I have 8 3month old ducks they have been great. The smallest one almost drown yesterday in our pond she is smaller then the rest buy didn't have any issues we found her upside down floating in the pond. We got her out flipped her upside down to get thec3ster out of her she was not breathing. We got her going and breathing and quacking then about an hour later she was in a puddle and just fell over like she had a seizure i ran picked her up and her eyelid the lower one keeps closing I kept her alone today with a bowl of water because I found that the water is soaking her wings as a trial run in the pond this morning. She will not eat but she is drinking. Not sure what's going on. She is the runt what should I do.
     
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  2. Fire Ant Farm

    Fire Ant Farm Get off my lawn Premium Member

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    I don't know ducks, but I'm tagging someone who may be able to help.

    @Ravynscroft @WVduckchick

    If you haven't already, make sure she's warm and dry.
     
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  3. Tasha4273

    Tasha4273 Just Hatched

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    She is warm.and dry and thank you.
     
  4. Fire Ant Farm

    Fire Ant Farm Get off my lawn Premium Member

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    I figured, but thought it couldn't hurt to be sure. Hopefully someone will be by soon - I wish I knew more to help.

    @casportpony
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  5. Tasha4273

    Tasha4273 Just Hatched

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    I kept her inside today with the heat lamp it took a whike for her wi gs to dry from tbis morning test in the pond which she failed ibce i saw her wings soaked and not beading up and rolli g off like it has been. I read about wet feathers. My babies eat romaine lettuce grapes grains their 2nd stage food potato skins corn peas there no way they or she is malnourished.
     
  6. Farmgal101

    Farmgal101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Irecommend talking to a animal vet before the duck gets worse.maybe try giving the duck mil worms they love those as treats so it might eat it
     
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  7. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds! Premium Member

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    by 3 months old, her oils should have developed by now. Have they not been in water before now? Short supervised swims while they are very young help promote the oil glands. I'm drawing a blank at what else could help, other than some short warm baths, in just shallow water until her oils develop. Contact with the other ducklings will help also, so as long as she is otherwise healthy, keep them together.
    are they getting any regular chick/duck/flock feed? You could moisten some and see if she will eat it.
     
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  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I would stop all but a proper duck or turkey/game bird grower. Snacks like corn and peas should be a treat, should not make up more than 5% of their diet. Green potato skins are toxic to birds, so I would stop feeding those. Can you post a video of her?
     
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  9. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Sounds like she might not be preening enough? And if she gets soaked again, best thing is to blow dry her gently with a blow dryer on low... sitting under a heat lamp takes too long to dry off if she is not preening and can prolong a chill... gefting chilled can cause them to just 'shut down', looking almost like a seizure...
     
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  10. Farmgal101

    Farmgal101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mil worms and scrambled eggs are good snacks to
     

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