Help!!! My baby duck just dose not look right....

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Poppy17, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. Poppy17

    Poppy17 In the Brooder

    Jun 2, 2011
    Bellevue Idaho
    Help!! I just got these baby ducks today and one of them dose not look right. She is quite, listless, dose not walk much and when she sits down (wich is most of the time) her legs stick of in front of her. Not out to the side, but just right in front of her. She also has a hard time getting around. They are only a few days old. What is wrong with her? Please help!!!!![​IMG]
  2. zooweemama

    zooweemama Songster

    Aww sweet little things. Is she eating and drinking normally? What kind of food is she on? Is it medicated? From what I read - some ducks can handle the medicated feed and some cannot. And you never know who can until it happens. Is she alert otherwise?
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England

    Check the brooder temperature - give her a way to move to a cooler part (or warmer part) of the brooder.

    How does she smell?

    Do they have water at all times?

    Did you get vitamins with them?

    I would dip her bill in lukewarm fresh water, and give her vitamins. The best would be gro-gel, it is very good for all baby ducklings.

    Please get back to us.

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