Duckling help

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chickycammy, Mar 17, 2018.

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  1. Chickycammy

    Chickycammy Chirping

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    I'm posting this here too because I need some help.

    Avery my 14-day old duckling was hurt this morning by my brother's kids. The short story is that I wasn't with them when it happened, the oldest said he jumped out of the youngest's hand. I think he has a broken leg but also a busted crop. His crop is staying flat, he's puking up all his food and water. When he eats it stays in his throat making it look swollen and doesn't move to his crop. Any pressure by me or even himself, since he's having a hard time walking, will cause him to puke up his food. He has a blue tent to his bill and I'm so worried about him.

    He's not doing well. Please, any advice will be wonderful.

    Edit: he's also pooping runny solid white.
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Can you post pictures and video?
     
  3. Chickycammy

    Chickycammy Chirping

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    Pics are hard to get because I can't get him to hold still. I got a vid of him though.

    I gave him some activated charcoal in his water cause my father said it might help. He puked up all his food before then though.
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Duck crop on left:
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    Are you sure there is a problem with his crop?
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Clearly he is having trouble walking, but I'm not convinced he has a broken leg. Can you exam both legs and try to pinpoint where the fracture is?
     
  6. Chickycammy

    Chickycammy Chirping

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    It's going up the side of his throat and when you open his mouth you can see it bubbled up at the back of his throat. It looks worst when he eats or drinks but the food isn't staying in there very long. He'll eat or drink and within minutes he's puking it back up. I don't have much food or water in there with him at the moment. I'm hoping the lesser amounts will help him not to throw it back up.

    As for his leg, there's a place in the middle on the left side that feels knotted up and it's a bit swollen. He was walking fine before the fall and now he's doing like in the vid.
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Can you have someone hold him while you take pictures?
     
  8. Chickycammy

    Chickycammy Chirping

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    When someone else gets home I'll have them hold him for me. I'll post as soon as I can with them.
     
  9. Chickycammy

    Chickycammy Chirping

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    Here are pics. I don't know if you can see it that great but the side is full to his jaw and the crop is flat. All others have fat full crops and nothing up the side of their throats.
     

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