Duckling not dead just really really sick.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by cms7352, May 19, 2011.

  1. cms7352

    cms7352 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 22, 2010
    The duckling i tbougt was dead earlier isn't. He's stuck laying on his side. I tried to give him watter but he freaked out that I was so close and he unable to move. Didn't get any water in him. Anyone know what to do??
  2. peepsandquacks

    peepsandquacks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2011
    when my guinnea hen was sick, I mixed food and water up in a bowl and mushed it up really well, and used a bulb syrange to feed it to him. squeeze it into the corner of its beak 1 tiny drop at a time. I wrapped the birdie in a hand towel so it wouldnt freak out.

    Mr. Guinnea hen is now running around outside!
  3. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2009
    The basics of bird first aid are:

    Warmth -- should be kept around 95 degrees.

    Electrolytes -- something like gatorade. If the bird won't take it, you may have to put it carefully in the back of the mouth with an eyedropper, but be sure not to drown it.

    ADD some vitamins (avian or baby liquid vitamins, a drop or two) and antibiotics (tetracycline would be good) to the gatorade.

    and then hope for the best. If the bird responds and seems to improve, keep pumping in the fluids and try to eventually get some food down it.

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