First time duck raider is this normal?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by weirdones, Mar 29, 2017.

  1. weirdones

    weirdones Out Of The Brooder

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    We hatched one single Pekin duck last week. Today when I was handling him I noticed his butt looks like this.
    It hasn't looked like this before,
    Normal?
    Just a boy?
    A prolapse?
    It's eating, drinking and pooping fine
    If something is wrong what do I do?
    Thanks, we are quite attached to it already
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  2. Ashleymarie529

    Ashleymarie529 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    NOT normal... also not genitals. Drakes have a cork screw type thing.

    Hopefully someone that has seen this before will help!
     
  3. weirdones

    weirdones Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry for the typo
    It should say raiser not raider. Not sure how to fix it.

    I am so worried. Ugh I hope it's going to be okay
     
  4. Ashleymarie529

    Ashleymarie529 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looked up some photos on prolapse in ducklings and it does seem to look like that. Do some research on prolapse and see what to do about it. I will too

     
  5. DuckPoop

    DuckPoop Out Of The Brooder

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    I am a newbie. Had chickens 22 years ago for a year. Extent of my experience. Looks like a prolapsed vent. Treatment I know of was to use petroleum jelly, rub it on the vent, and then carefully push the vent back inside.

    More experienced members please help with this one.


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  6. weirdones

    weirdones Out Of The Brooder

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    The pictures do look like prolapse but everything I am finding are showing big ducks it just turned a week yesterday. That's why I am confused.
     
  7. Ashleymarie529

    Ashleymarie529 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah same here, just about everything prolapse had to do with adults who were laying and mating and the whole shebang.

    I agree with Duck Poop. Petroleum jelly to keep it soft. Also I read from Miss Lydia's post about prolapse from some other post that warm soaks in Epsom salt will help. Warm soaks in epsom salt seem to be helpful to reduce swelling and pain.
     
  8. weirdones

    weirdones Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay thank you. When my husband gets home to help. Will try to get it back in.
     
  9. weirdones

    weirdones Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay so now really confused. When my husband got home we got everything ready to put it back in and when we flipped it over it was already back in
     
  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Well that is good to know. What are you feeding your duckling? Does it's poo look normal? Well as normal as duck poop can look. @weirdones
     

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