Duckling Jumped Out of My Arms-Will She Be OK?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by wildpeas, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. wildpeas

    wildpeas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 2 weeks old ducklings were outside for some grass today. It started to rain so I gathered up three of them to put in their box and one of the runners managed to jump out of my arms. She fell about 4 feet on her back. She can walk but doesn't want to, she would rather lay down. She's not interested in food but has been drinking water. She also threw up all the stuff she had eaten outside. Poor thing. She's back in the brooder under the light and just seems to want to sleep. I felt her all over and cant find anything out of place or distended. I know I have to wait and see but do you think she will be OK? [​IMG]
     
  2. deserthotwings

    deserthotwings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If she gets up to drink thats a good sign, only time will tell. Sorry
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    How is she this morning? listen duckings jump down from trees much higher than 4 ' so hopefully she just got the wind knocked out of her.[​IMG]
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    With most any extra stress, I give vitamins, probiotics, electrolytes, some extra TLC, quiet time, and pray they recover. She took a bit of a shock, but if her system is strong enough she will recover. Some things we just don't know, and ducklings do some really heart-stopping things.

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  5. wildpeas

    wildpeas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This morning she seems OK but a little slower than the others. She is drinking and she ate some lettuce but I can't tell if she is eating her crumbles. Her eyes are bright, her nostrils are clear, and she is coordinated. I will be sure to be extra vigilant when carrying her around in the future. [​IMG]
     
  6. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I might try some niacin in her water, it is supposed to be good for the nervous system.

    Good to read she is better, thanks for the update!
     
  7. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Thank you for posting - this is a good reminder for we newbie duck owners to be super careful with them! [​IMG] I'm glad she is doing better today!
     
  8. wildpeas

    wildpeas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone for your replies.

    Remember, Newbies, TWO hands when carrying ducklings. [​IMG]
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    And obies [is that a word] they can get away fast if we aren't careful.
     

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