Duckling help!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by tgregory, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. tgregory

    tgregory New Egg

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    I got a new baby duck yesterday and last night he decided to rip my nose ring out and swallow it before I could figure out how to get it out if his mouth without hurting him, he is acting fine but Im afraid he won't be able to pass it and it may damage his insides. I know ducks eat odd things here and there but idk about this, any advice?
     
  2. DenverDucky

    DenverDucky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How scary! I have piercings too but luckily my duck isn't interested. Do you have a animal hospital you can go to?
     
  3. carcar80

    carcar80 Overrun With Chickens

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    Was it a hoop or stud? I would just watch, be sure plenty of water is available to keep that gut moving. Not sure what else could be done at this point. I'm gonna be an optimist and bet he/she will do just fine. Would be nice if it weren't such a youngin' though. Good luck!
     
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  4. tgregory

    tgregory New Egg

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    My other ducks peck at my jewelry but usually leave it alone after a few tugs. It was a stud but he seems to be doing fine running around chasing the dog and eating and drinking fine so hopefully alright and unfortunately no one around me sees ducks :(
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    In Storeys guide to raising ducks there is a part about Hardware disease and esophagus impactation, I would take the duckling to the vet asap. these things can get lodged in the esophgus or gizzard. Not something you want to sit around and wait to see if it's going to pass. They can Xray and see where this stud is located. Don't want to frighten you but it is serious.
     
  6. tgregory

    tgregory New Egg

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    Thank you for the advice I was worried about it getting lodged and puncturing something vital
     
  7. smccuen

    smccuen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Make sure he has food and water available. Keep an eye out for the jewelry in his poop. It's up to you whether you want the huge expense of taking a duckling to the vet. I hope he'll be fine.
     
  8. carcar80

    carcar80 Overrun With Chickens

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    Any update, tgregory? I hope baby is doing just fine!
     

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