EMERGENCY DUCKLING HELPHELP HELP

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sdyoung, Mar 31, 2015.

  1. sdyoung

    sdyoung New Egg

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    PLEASE LOCALFEED Store called me to help with duckling hatched this morning so it is eating and drinking now how ever it has no balance it just falls .its talking to me now verry vocal but still cant stand what wrong what do i do please anyone
     
  2. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi & [​IMG] ! Lots of times issues are caused by lack of vitamins. Save-A-Chick vitamins that can be added to water or even children's Poly-vi-sol can be given with a eye dropper several times a day and it helps them get better. It can be caused by hatching issues or parent flock was lacking nutrients. Don't give up lots of times it only takes a couple days of TLC.
     
  3. sdyoung

    sdyoung New Egg

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    So its problem notb a broken neck itvtries to get up and is stronger just no balance wemlive in very small town so it will be tomorrow before can get them I've never had little one before how often do I need to feed it threw night its finally sleeping with out me holding it so don't want to wake it but dont want to kill it
     
  4. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it ate and drank is should be fine tonight. I would try to give it vitamins at least 3x a day or every couple hours just a little if, you can during the day.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Some ducks have a niacin deficiency - try posting on the duck threads in "Other Backyard Poultry" forum- I believe it' causes a weakness or inability to stand, etc. Hope he will be alright.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined our community.

    I don't know much about ducks, but do know that they commonly get a niacin deficiency. I would post in the Ducks section or the Emergencies section for some help. Good luck!
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! You've gotten some good suggestions above, hope the duckling is OK.
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  10. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Good luck with your ducks!
     

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