Duckling not gaining weight

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Stevenb1229, Mar 13, 2017.

  1. Stevenb1229

    Stevenb1229 New Egg

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    Hi anyone who will see this, I have a Magpie duckling that I've had since feb. 22 for a Biology project. She gained a lot of weight from her initial week however she gained very little for her last week check up. If anyone has suggestions to what is wrong or what I can do please, reply.
     
  2. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Chillin' With My Peeps


    Hi and [​IMG]! What are you feeding her, and has anything in her environment changed during the time you've had her?
     
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    @Stevenb1229 - did you subscribe to the thread?


    Welcome to the Duck Forum! Is she a single duckling? Is she pooping okay? Are you using a book or some guidelines for her care?
     
  4. Stevenb1229

    Stevenb1229 New Egg

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    Im feeding her duckling grain 26% that was provided for me but the place where we got the ducks gave us 18% chick feed medicated so i dont know if something happened to her, everyone else's duckling switched and were fine.
    And we just moved houses but i didn't think it would have an effect on her.
     
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  5. Stevenb1229

    Stevenb1229 New Egg

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    Yes she is a single duckling, she is pooping just fine just as usual, and i am using guidelines provided from my Biology teacher.
     
  6. Stevenb1229

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    In the group of ducklings our class had gotten from Naylors, 2 of the 3 pekins have recently passed suddenly. It was so sad.
     
  7. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I would give her some extra B vitamins and electrolytes, and get her to a vet or at least have a fecal sample analyzed by a vet.

    There is a sticky (link in blue at the top of the Duck Forum) with Raising Ducklings information - you might want to look that over.
     
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