HELP inside runner duck

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by MotherToMoose, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. MotherToMoose

    MotherToMoose Out Of The Brooder

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    So my duck has free range inside my house, even if I run out for a minute or so. While she was laying in bed with me she started to settle down and then laid down. Well about a minute after that she started like shaking really bad and shaking her head. I picked her up to bring her to the water bowl and she threw up a bit then stopped. I'm not sure what she could have gotten into it what could have caused this. We are currently changing out some windows on our house but I am cleaning before I let them into that area. I'm watching her sleep now and it looks like she's having a tough time breathing, like she has to pick herself up to get a good breath... any help or suggestions or ideas is greatly appreciated. I'm just a worried moose mother
     
  2. QuackSpeak

    QuackSpeak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know anything off of my head that would cause this. Could it be laying-related?
    Has she stabilized now? Could she have eaten something/choked on something?
    My advice to you is to make sure she's comfortable. I have no diagnosis, and therefore can't help much. Try to make sure she has access to food and water (Both) all the time, and that she's in a warm environment. Wish I could be of more help
     
  3. MotherToMoose

    MotherToMoose Out Of The Brooder

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    It could be egg related, she's laying about one a day.. and I'm not sure this is the first and only duck I have. I put her in her nester for the night since that seems to be where she gets her best sleep and if it is egg related she can lay her egg where she does every night.
     
  4. QuackSpeak

    QuackSpeak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How is she doing?
     
  5. Ducks4us

    Ducks4us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does she have access to grit/ or dirt? To help her digest?
     
  6. MotherToMoose

    MotherToMoose Out Of The Brooder

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    She seems to be doing better. She does but not all the time, I'm wondering if I should start buying organic soil or something just to mix with her food... any thoughts?
     
  7. Duck Manor

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    awww that would be so worrrying, hope she's better?[​IMG]
     
  8. Duck Manor

    Duck Manor Just Hatched

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    Duck Manor Just Hatched

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  10. Duck Manor

    Duck Manor Just Hatched

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    justanswer.com noted by a vet that it could be a botulism poisoning?

    According to that site the vet said that symptoms of Profound weakness especially of the neck and other major muscled of the body. Which may cause the shaking. No cure however,
    – just ensure water changed daily (Imperative) keep her drinking and eating +-7 -10 days they should be fine he said. (Could get it from old moist leaves, stagnant water or such like that) even just a small amount.

    Hope this helps
     
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2017
  11. QuackSpeak

    QuackSpeak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Tractor Supply sells grit and oyster shell
     

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