Duckling Attacked Last Night, Please Help!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by lizardboy55, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. lizardboy55

    lizardboy55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I woke up this morning to some animal attacking my ducklings (a little over six weeks). Two have died from the attack and two died from their injuries. The three that are remaining don't appear to have any wounds, just a bunch of missing down and feathers. They are drinking but their not interested in the food. I sprayed them with bluekot this morning, should I spray them tonight and tomorrow morning (every morning and night until their better, is that what I should do)? Their walking when I give them water but other than that their just sitting like normal, I figure that's because their sore or something. I have electrolyte in their water but should I do that baby aspirin thing? I read a little about it but I'm not too sure of how to do it or what it does so if anyone can clarify that would helpful! We lost four already and I really don't want to loose these three too!
     
  2. Debs Flock

    Debs Flock Birds on the brain Premium Member

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    Sorry for your loss!

    I thought bluekote was only needed when there were injuries?

    I'd give them 18-24 hours to recover from the shock so just water is fine and do continue with the electrolytes. I wouldn't do anything else yet, though.
     
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  3. GGBEAR

    GGBEAR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I thought that

    Have you ever thought they might be in shock? After what they have been through if this the case I'm hopeful they should soon be back to normal
     
  4. lizardboy55

    lizardboy55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did not know that, I just wanted to play it safe since a lot of feathers were missing. It's been roughly 16hrs and they seem to be doing alright. Their drinking but still not eating but that's seems to be okay for right now.

    Yeah I'm starting to think that too. Their slowly getting more active. I just hope they'll be okay.

    Thank you both for the input!
     
  5. Debs Flock

    Debs Flock Birds on the brain Premium Member

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    Yep, better safe than sorry and it's not like the bluekote could hurt anything.

    Glad they're improving! Best of luck with them.
     
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