Hello, I'm Miglena.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by megchu, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. megchu

    megchu Just Hatched

    Jun 7, 2016
    I am new here and new with ducks. I have 7 Mallard ducklings. Four of them are one month old and the other three are a week old. [​IMG]
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Oh my goodness, cute stuff! [​IMG]
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  3. megchu

    megchu Just Hatched

    Jun 7, 2016
    I've tried to post a thread in Ducks, but i couldn't. So if i could ask you for some help. I had one more duckling(died yesterday) and today i noticed that the three younger ducklings are somekind of swollen. I touched their bellies and they were hard, with some mass in the intestines i think. I thought it was from the food (chicken starter) so today i gave them just cucumber and plenty of water. Two of the ducklings pooped somekind of veryyy hard poop. And then their bellies became normal. The other one is not pooping at all. So is there something i can do to help him?
    Sorry for the long post, i don't have a vet who is into ducklings near me.
    - Miglena
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    It should allow you to post on the duck thread. You may post on the "emergencies, diseases, injuries, cures," thread. It sounds like they are badly constipated. Are they getting enough water to drink? Do any of them have poo stuck on their behinds = pasty butt, which can prevent them from pooping. They will die, if they cannot poop. Even baby puppies can have the poop blockage, if their mothers don't keep them cleaned off.
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  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Miglena and welcome to BYC. Heres a link to the duck forum - https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks - just click on the link and then once you are there, click on "start a new thread" and post.

    Good luck

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  7. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you. Ducklings are so messy but so cute!
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