DUCKLING CHOKING PLEASE HELP NOW!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by stormie, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. stormie

    stormie Out Of The Brooder

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    He is trying to regurgitate it but fails and he is trying to swallow and I have dipped his bill in water several times. HELP
     
  2. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

    Dec 22, 2008
    GR MI: TN bound!
    Can you see what he is choking on
    Open his bill and look
     
  3. BackSwampGirl

    BackSwampGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey how old is he? I had some to be like that,and I took him out put his beak in deeper water and kept doing that,and I would tell him to shake it out!!!!!! And I kept doing it over and over.Also u can take a syringe and put water in his mouth.Eventually it will come out ,shake it out,he will do that.Dunk his beak in it and blow in his face and keep doing it.Some ducks seem to have a smaller esophgus,(shell).I wish you the best,let me know how he gets. [​IMG]
     
  4. stormie

    stormie Out Of The Brooder

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    he's fine he choked on food. I really worried about my two ducklings. They are only a day old and are really hungry and tired and the one keeps pecking at the others peck and tail. help?
     
  5. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    Ducks are big eaters they will over eat so you need to be careful. What are you feeding them?
     
  6. stormie

    stormie Out Of The Brooder

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    Starter grain from a feed store. Its Manna Pro: Gamebird/Showbird that is not non-medicated. Should I take a rolling pin to crush the bigger pieces for them? I have been trying to guide them from eating and then drinking but they are really hungry.
     
  7. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    Ducks are munchers! Yeah i'd try crushing it up some. Also I'd moderate their eatings like I said ducks can over eat.
     
  8. SunnyChic

    SunnyChic Keep The Sunny Side Up

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    I've only ever raised one single wild mallard duckling (rescued from a different mother drowning all ducklings in her sight that weren't hers). Felicity liked to nibble (well, gulp!) her food and then put her bill in the water to kind of mix it together. She would always eat like that , humming to herself, head in the waterbowl, like she was the happiest duck in the world!
     
  9. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
    Dillingham, Alaska
    do you add water to their food?
    i've always been told to add some water to duck food and make a little "food mash" for them...
     
  10. SunnyChic

    SunnyChic Keep The Sunny Side Up

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    I only had one orphan duckling (I rescued her at 1 day old), so I always let her mix the food & water herself (I put the feed dish next to the water dish). Then I could sift out any dry food left over and rinse out the water dish when she was through. I never fed her "free choice"; I just put a measured amount of feed down several times a day. The following pics are when she was a little older:

    The small brown bowl in back of the green water bowl is her food

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    Sometimes I would sprinkle some crumbles on top of a rubbermaid top and add some water

    [​IMG]
     

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