Duck help

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mascowden, Jun 14, 2017.

  1. mascowden

    mascowden New Egg

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    I got my ducks a kiddie pool last night and they loved it. The problem is that a duck got stuck in there all night. Now he is unable to walk. What can I do to help him?
     
  2. yoopergirl1211

    yoopergirl1211 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have nutridrench?
     
  3. mascowden

    mascowden New Egg

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    No but I tried giving him some electrolytes and it didn't help.
     
  4. yoopergirl1211

    yoopergirl1211 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm hoping hes just tired and worn out. I haven't actually had this happen yet but I know giving nutridrench is a first step in almost all bird emergency. Is he eating at all? Talking? Is he trying to walk or just laying still? And how old?
     
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! :frow

    Sorry about your baby. Have you posted this in our Ducks section? https://www.backyardchickens.com/forums/ducks.42/

    Those folks in the Ducks section sure know a lot about caring for Ducks.

    Good luck with your Duck and enjoy the site! :)
     
  6. mascowden

    mascowden New Egg

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    He's about 4 months old and pretty chatty. He has been trying to move around and eat.
     
  7. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Be Happy! Read more. Premium Member

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    Hopefully he is just pooped out.

    Good luck with him.
    Welcome to BYC.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    He may have aspirated water into his lungs. Ducks really need a ramp in & out of the water.
     
  9. yoopergirl1211

    yoopergirl1211 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hope he's feeling better in the morning. @drumstick diva what would you do for that for future reference if you can help them out with it?
     

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