Help baby ducks sick

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by belindajane, Jun 15, 2017.

  1. belindajane

    belindajane In the Brooder

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    theres three they were the same size 2 weeks ago now i have a very large one a med size one and a very sick tiny one which i think has never grown at all-- they were with baby chicks the same size they are 2 weeks today the two larger ones stop eating so i took them all out put them in a dog kennel with a light water and feed the sick one is in there two but in a pet carrier on a heating pad--- i have raised ducks before no problems what have i done wrong ---the two larger ones have started eating today and seem better
     
  2. belindajane

    belindajane In the Brooder

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    the tiny one died -- many tears
     
  3. Kiki to Nana

    Kiki to Nana Songster

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    I'm sorry :( I wish you were able to see that difference before it was too late and possibly find the problem. Any idea what happened?
     
  4. belindajane

    belindajane In the Brooder

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    have know idea, she was not growing like the other two ,she was very active two days ago them yesterday went down hill quickly --the others started going down hill last night --had them on chicken starter did not know about gamebird starter but I do now ----
     
  5. Kiki to Nana

    Kiki to Nana Songster

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    Typically that canbhappen in birds of prey. By the time they show symptoms of anything it's often too late to help if it's something life threatening.

    Keep us posted on the other two. What kind of feed are they getting?
     
  6. belindajane

    belindajane In the Brooder

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    just now came back from the mill feed store with gamebird starter had been giving them chick starter
     
  7. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Your others are sick too?.....Possibly hepatitis ?...Kills Ducklings fast...Where were they from?....Sorry this is happening.....
     
  8. belindajane

    belindajane In the Brooder

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    just came back from the mill with gamebird start do I still need niacin?
     
  9. belindajane

    belindajane In the Brooder

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    just came back from the mill with gamebird start do I still need niacin?
     
  10. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Yes....I would for a week or so...I get Duck feed here so I am lucky....Depends if niacin is high enough in that feed for Ducklings?
     

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