Help! Dying duckling! *solved*

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by MochaDuck, Jun 4, 2019.

  1. MochaDuck

    MochaDuck Crowing

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    Update:
    She does have a vent! I know because she just pooped on me. She perked up after she pooped, but isn't completely well. Her poop is watery.

    Pictures of her and poop.

    (Yes I know that's not an ideal setup, but it was the best of what we had when we found her since we didn't know there was a baby duck coming)
     

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  2. Fairyloop5

    Fairyloop5 Songster

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    I’m happy you found the problem!
     
  3. MochaDuck

    MochaDuck Crowing

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    That was it?
    She still acts weak.
     
  4. Wyorp Rock

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    I've got to ask, what temperature is it in the box?
    I wonder if she's overheating?
     
  5. MochaDuck

    MochaDuck Crowing

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    I think between 80-90 F. I'll rearrange the themamator to check
     
  6. MochaDuck

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    Btw, I don't know if this helps, but her poop started out white and watery, and finished dark brown/black and solider. Here's a picture of what got stuck to her vent
     

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  7. MochaDuck

    MochaDuck Crowing

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    It was at least 100 F. I moved the light back. Could that have been making her weak?

    Edit:
    More poop! Still acts weak.
     

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  8. Wyorp Rock

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    Yes, it sounds like she was overheating.
    You don't know how old she is, but I think I would see if she's comfortable at around 85F. Any way you can make more space, got a bigger box so she can move away from the heat?
    Get her hydrated too, re-check her vent that it's not pasted over and see if she improves.
     
  9. Bridger Davis

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    Perhaps, but I think she needs a vitamin boost. Got any niacin or Vit. B complex?? Give her some mealworms mixed with either of those and a bit of water to encourage the vitamins getting down. With her being weak, also try feeding scrambled chicken eggs immediately.
     
  10. Bridger Davis

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    I really hope she makes it! I forgot to mention, hydro-hen or any other poultry electrolyte additive for the water would be a good idea as well. Please keep us updated.
     
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