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Ducklings fighting

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by duckies4ever, Sep 10, 2016.

  1. duckies4ever

    duckies4ever Just Hatched

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    We separated our duckling that was being bullied even is a safe environment he won't eat or drink and he won't quack at all what should I do
     
  2. Ameraucanas

    Ameraucanas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are a number of things you can try. The top two that I would recommend would be either-

    1. P.M. me where you live and I can find you a vet to talk to.

    2. Try keeping them together, but seperated by a screen, so that they can see each other, but not touch each other.
     
  3. duckies4ever

    duckies4ever Just Hatched

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    We live in Connecticut
     
  4. duckies4ever

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    Poor duckling won't eat or drink I'm worried please help
     
  5. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Did you find a vet? That would be best.

    Meanwhile, an unbreakable mirror could help - and as Ameraucanas wrote, separating them but letting them see each other helps.

    Ideally, getting a weight would be good (with ducklings some kitchen scales work) to monitor weight loss. @casportpony has some recommendations there - you may need to consider tube feeding or syringe feeding.

    What is the temperature in the brooder? What do they eat? Is food available with water 24/7? Is the little one pooping? Have they had chick grit or anything other than starter food?

    @duckies4ever
     
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2016
  6. duckies4ever

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    The little guy didn't make it
     

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