Duck not acting normal, need advice.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Savannah Porter, Jun 21, 2017.

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  1. Savannah Porter

    Savannah Porter Hatching

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    I am fairly new to raising ducks.
    One of my four has recently started acting like she has no energy, trying to quack but no sound comes out, walks with stomach arched up, and loses balance every once in a while.
    I have separated her the past 2 days and put niacin in her food. Just not sure if there's anything else I should do. Any advice would be great.
    Tried posting a video, but even a 30 second clip won't load because it says it's too large. :/
     
  2. Fire Ant Farm

    Fire Ant Farm Get off my lawn

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    I can't help you, but will see if I can "summon" some other folks who know ducks.

    @Ravynscroft @WVduckchick
     
  3. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds!

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    Hmmm... How old is she? What breed? How many other ducks, and are they all acting normally? Is she eating, drinking and pooping? What do you feed them? Could she have gotten injured?

    Sorry for all the questions, just trying to access the situation a bit more.
     
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  4. Fire Ant Farm

    Fire Ant Farm Get off my lawn

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    I'm pretty sure the only way you can post videos is by uploading on another site and then embed here. You click on the film icon - per the note:

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  5. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck

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  6. Savannah Porter

    Savannah Porter Hatching

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    Hatched late April/early may.
    I want to say pekin
    3 other ducks
    She is eating/drinking/pooping, just not NEARLY as often as the others.
    I have them on chick starter/grower feed
    And not injured that I can see. They have it pretty easy in the back yard life.
     
  7. Savannah Porter

    Savannah Porter Hatching

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    She's the all white one in the back.
     

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  8. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Not a Pekin.....Almost looks like a Buff?.....
     
  9. Savannah Porter

    Savannah Porter Hatching

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    Here's a little bit better picture.
     

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  10. Savannah Porter

    Savannah Porter Hatching

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    She's still working on getting her big girl feathers. Lol. So she looks a little funny.
     

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