Duckling Emergency! Help?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Shaddeh, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. Shaddeh

    Shaddeh New Egg

    Feb 24, 2016
    Hey there guys! I've posted on here once before to introduce myself and my family and what not and now I come to you asking for help again...

    The smallest of my 6, Munchkin, he's not acting himself at all...

    I left for a 3-day business trip and left them with lots of food and water. I had asked someone to stop by everyday and check on them but when I got home it looked like no one has been here at all. Both the water containers were empty and bone dry.

    I immediately put fresh food and water in their pen and the other 5 went straight to the water gobbling it down and being little happy ducks like normal.

    Not Munchkin...

    He's barely touched the water and can't stand for very long. He just lays wherever he's currently placed and sort of scuttles along like hes got no strength. He keeps seeming to fall asleep then instantly wake again like something spooked him.

    When I CAN get him to drink or eat something he throws it all up less than a minute later.

    I've tried putting him in a warm bath by himself and instead of splashing around like he normally does he just floated around in the water once in a while dipping in his beak..

    I'm really worried something is wrong and I have no idea what to do now... My biggest fear is losing him through the night </3 Any advice you guys can give me would be greatly appreciated <3
  2. Shaddeh

    Shaddeh New Egg

    Feb 24, 2016

    Its now 320am...

    I woke up because the ducks were going haywire...

    Munchkin has passed away ;(
  3. Vosh Sahaal

    Vosh Sahaal Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 1, 2015
    Sorry to hear that. Runts are sort of nature's way of giving others a better chance. There wasn't really anything you could have done. I suggest you find out the last time they got fed and watered before your return was. It is possible that they were fed and watered but would finish both quickly enough that munchkin just couldn't get enough.
  4. The Duck Ladie

    The Duck Ladie Duck Addict

    Feb 23, 2016
    I'm so sorry that munchkin passed away.[​IMG]

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