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HELP. 3 day old pekin. Swollen hard belly. Constant crying!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mporter, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. mporter

    mporter Hatching

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    She started non stop crying today. There is nothing I can do to sooth her. Her belly is swollen and bald. She had a little pasty butt so I cleaned her off with a warm towel and soaked her bottom in warm water. I have other ducks but have never experienced this. [​IMG]
     

  2. Chickie my my

    Chickie my my In the Brooder

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    Go to the front page of backyard chicken and type in pasty butt there is a lot of information there to review in the present keep thee vent clean and lubucated.
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/newsearch?search=Pasty+butt
     
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  4. Chickie my my

    Chickie my my In the Brooder

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    I have been thinking ,I know she is young so you will need to stay with her in this suggestion/ get a pot of warm water let her swim while you keep a eye on her. I think this might relived some of the pain and she might pass poo in the warm water : be sure and dry her good.
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    I wonder if she could take something like mineral oil or cod liver oil or even olive oil and squirt a bit up into it's vent might loosen things up some after letting it soak in some warm water. Or try to get it to eat some very soupy feed with some olive oil mixed in to try to get things moving.
     
  6. Chickie my my

    Chickie my my In the Brooder

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    I cant see where that would do any harm ,then one is suffering you will try anything....Let me know how she is if u hear.
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    I hope we hear soon how the little one is.
     

  8. mporter

    mporter Hatching

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    Sadly she passed away the following day :(
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Very sorry [​IMG]
     

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