duck drunkeness?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Stoney22, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. Stoney22

    Stoney22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi today I notice that all the veggies I put out a day or so weren't eaten. I am wondering if perhaps its possible my hen pekin ate some fermented veggies and that's why she's at a loss for coordination? Its been very hot here but they have alot of water so im wondering if she's drunk.
     
  2. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, it can happen. One of my sisters used to live in Paw Paw, Michigan very close to a winery (its a center of wine making in Michigan). In the fall, they would dump the waste product from the fermentation vats on the fields, and she would have all kinds of birds doing strange things, flying into windows, staggering, you name it. They age the dumped "must" (I believe that's the technical term) which still contained a lot of alcohol and got drunk.
     
  3. Stoney22

    Stoney22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thank you
     
  4. Eroc1_1

    Eroc1_1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:NOW that is funny! Sorry, I find a little humor in that.... And yes it is called 'must' (for wine) and 'wort'(for beer).
     
  5. Senna95

    Senna95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I just gave a bunch of "wort" to my hens and ducks for the first time. Guess I'll sit back and be amused!
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:Better cover your windows. [​IMG]
     
  7. Stoney22

    Stoney22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long can this last.she is really stumbling and its been three ir more hrs
     
  8. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I'll check Storey's . . .

    Worst case is botulism, which can be picked up especially during hot weather from spoiled food.

    From the book:

    Often fatal, you can try confining the duck to a clean shady yard or building and immediately providing fresh drinking water with a laxative added - either 1 pint of molasses or 1 pound of Epsom salts per 5 gallonsv water.

    Birds that cannot drink on their own should be treated individually. The addition of 1 part potassium to 3,000 parts drinking water or individual doses of 1 teaspoon castor oil have also been recommended as treatments. . . .

    flush out the contents of the esophagus with warm water by using a funnel and rubber tube inserted into the mouth and several inches down the esophagus.

    every effort must be made to locate the source of botulism
     
  9. Stoney22

    Stoney22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much
     
  10. Rhondax6

    Rhondax6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is the duck any better?
     

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