Duck dying

BirdNerd101

Chirping
6 Years
Jul 11, 2013
235
7
78
My Coop
My Coop
My drake this am couldnt walk and was sitting with his wings spread. It is really cold out rn. I brought him inside and he started twisting his neck and just laying there, and wont eat or drink. Im gonna try syringing him some water. He has been acting really weird the past week, just not like himself. Could he be dehydrated? Or could he have a disease? Did he have a seizure? I brought him inside already this past week but after he got better i put him out again. Please help
 
Last edited:

pattyhen

Chicks Ducks oh my
13 Years
Apr 20, 2007
3,054
3,247
521
How old is he do you have any electrolites to put in his water? Keep him inside and warm. I hope someone else can give you more help?
 

revans2003

Chirping
Sep 24, 2015
185
29
73
I'm not an expert but I would surmise he might be eating some bad food or something bad for him. Bring him inside for a few days as an isolation measure and see if he gets better. Some vitamins probably couldn't hurt.
 

BirdNerd101

Chirping
6 Years
Jul 11, 2013
235
7
78
My Coop
My Coop
He is still alive but not very responsive. He is sitting down and barely moving any part of his body. I gave him some water from a syringe
 

jmccabe3

Hatching
Sep 8, 2015
4
0
6
it may be from contaminated mud or food. you may try to gently give him spme epsom salts, just a tbsp in a cup of water. try to get a dropperful down. if he cant swallow it is probably too late. he wants a cool environment. this problem tends to overheat the duck. clean water dishes every day. make sure your feed os in airtight container. feed no rotten greens. keep ground dry. no mud holes. good luck on future problems.
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom