Help! Is this duckling sick?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by trsmith518, Apr 9, 2017.

  1. trsmith518

    trsmith518 New Egg

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    We just got 2 ducklings for the first time yesterday, one of them had an area on his belly where he was a bit bloody still from hatching but today that area has a diarrhea-like fluid dripping from it and it STINKS really bad. He seems okay but I'm not sure if this is normal. The other one has fairly solidish poops and this one has been dripping this light brown fluid for the last hour. I'm not sure if he's okay or not. I have attached 2 photos
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Possibly a umbilicus infection which means the duckling need antibiotics and a vet asap.

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