Duckling lost balance and craning neck

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Pickle Rick, Jan 19, 2019.

  1. Pickle Rick

    Pickle Rick Chirping

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    hi all. I posted a thread a couple hours ago about a duckling that was having troubles catching up to the other ducklings that I took in and it was doing okay, however I went to have dinner and when I came back an hour later the duckling was upside down on its back. and now whenever I put it upright it will just fall on its side, stretch its legs and turn its head upside down and face the other way. I will try to get some photos up
     
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  2. Pickle Rick

    Pickle Rick Chirping

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  3. Kkrista123

    Kkrista123 Songster

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    Water, water, water!!! Is it drinking water?! First thing that would come to my mind is niacin definecy. Could be anything though. What has duckling been eating? Is duckling drinking normally, eating a healthy amount?
     
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  4. Pickle Rick

    Pickle Rick Chirping

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    sorry never mind I just checked and she died:hit
     
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  5. Pickle Rick

    Pickle Rick Chirping

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    while she was living she was definetly drink a lot and she didn't want to eat, possibly because she was still learning wat the feed was
     
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  6. Kkrista123

    Kkrista123 Songster

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    I’m so sorry :( At least you tried for the baby. It’s a great time to add niacin supplement to your flock first aid! I would suspect nervous system issue (just so you can better prepare next time-Hopefully there won’t be a next time though.) I’m sure someone else will chime in and let you know more tips for your next duckling that has any kind of issue! Hopefully someone else can also pin point the issue head on so you know!! Once again, sorry for your loss :hugs
     
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  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia John 3:16

    Look up star gazing and wry neck. Very sorry for your loss.:(
     
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  8. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    That's sad. Sometimes it happens. Something wasn't right with it. Best of luck with the other Ducklings.
     
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  9. Texag87

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    Sorry about your loss. We talked yesterday/ last night on the other thread
     
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