Duckling having problems

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jspencer1985, Dec 14, 2014.

  1. jspencer1985

    jspencer1985 Hatching

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    I have a 3 week old crested duckling it started having seizures last night it wont eat or drink and I don't know what to do. Can somebody help me please
     
  2. ChicagoDucks

    ChicagoDucks Songster

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    Hi jspenser. Welcome to the duck forum. Sorry to hear about your duckling. My thoughts would be to separate the duckling from the other ducklings. Give her water with poultry electrolytes (you can get this from the feed store). Make sure to provide warmth with a heat lamp or heating pad. If she starts drinking, offer feed with Brewer's yeast for niacin.

    To get ducks to eat and put on some weight, I sometimes mix up some duckling "super food" : hard-boiled egg yolks mashed up with a little corn meal and pureed peas. Don't over-do it, but ducklings love it, and it can get them to eat and catch up a little.
     
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

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