duckling help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kufarm, May 20, 2008.

  1. kufarm

    kufarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Had 20 muscovies hatch, was cleaning the nests out( under chicken coop) found one egg where the duckling was almost hatched out but moms had abandoned it. I took it out of the last part of the eggs and there were fly larva all over it. Cleaned under warm running water, noticed it had some in its nostrils. Used a small tweezer and was able to get some out but not all. Anything I can do or should I just wait and see? Help!
    Kim
     
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I dont know what you should do. There doesnt seem like anything else you can do. I would just wait and see. Good Luck
     
  3. Dodgegal79

    Dodgegal79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I was you I would take a small syringe and flush the nostril out gently, you don't want those things in there at all. They will start to eat him inside out. Try and get as much as you can out. Water will not hurt him much, just don't force him to breath it in. Keep us updated.
     
  4. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:I dont think i would do that. If the duckling sucks in and the water gets into the lungs, the duckling could get pneumonia and die.
     
  5. kufarm

    kufarm Out Of The Brooder

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    I am to afraid it will breathe and aspirate. Thanks will keep you posted.
    Kim
     

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