HELP! I think my duckling is dieing! D:

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DUCKGIRL89, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went out to the duckling pen to feed them and my little baby was barely alive! He was SOAKED! I have him wraped up in a towel right now but hes shivering! Will he be ok?! Is a warm bath a No-No if hes cold? Should I try to feed him?
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Please read this - happened to someone else over the weekend.
     
  3. mandelyn

    mandelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oops, I just gave it a warm bath [​IMG] made him purk up qiute a bit though. And he is doing better, walking, drinking, eating. Quacking/peeping.
     
  5. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Wow. Sorry I failed to copy the link.

    Glad he's better. It's good to warm them, but a really rapid re-heat can cause troubles, too.

    Get him dried off, something to drink, a little food, and watch him.

    What is it with ducks lately and hypothermia? Hmmm. Right, it's winter.
     
  6. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes, much better. Hes wrapedE in a warm towel cuddleing with me at the moment. He drank alot of water, I hope thats ok?
     
  7. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Sounds like you're taking good care of him!
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Just read this DG hope hes doing so much better now.. [​IMG]
     
  9. Wulfandwyn

    Wulfandwyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depending on how old he is you might want to check the oil glad. Maybe it isn't producing enough oil. Hope he is doing better.
     
  10. Dusky Beauty

    Dusky Beauty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please let us know how your baby is doing!
     

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