Help my duck is acting strange

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by JadoreVierre, Mar 20, 2015.

  1. JadoreVierre

    JadoreVierre New Egg

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    Today my duck has been acting real lethargic. She isn't standing at all. When she walks, she stumbles and falls. She sleeps all day and when she lays down, she lays with her head on the ground. I'm not sure of her age but I have had her for two weeks and got her from the tractor supply store. When I gave her a bath today, she just sat in the water. When I took her out, she didn't dry her self like usual. She isn't eating or drinking water. Please tell me what is wrong with her.
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    She is very ill and needs a vet.

    Is this a duckling?

    What do you feed her? she needs food with water 24/7

    What is the temperature? She should be at around 80F

    Is she the only duckling?

    Has anyone had access to her?

    Did she start to slow down or is this sudden?

    Has she been running loose and gotten into anything toxic? If so, add some food grade activated charcoal to her water. You should be able to get it at a drugstore - call ahead to check.
     
  3. JadoreVierre

    JadoreVierre New Egg

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    Yes she is a duckling.

    I feed her the food that was given to me by the employees at the tractor supply store. I think it is called crumble.

    We keep the house at 73° but the vent is closed in their room.

    Amber has a sister named Isabell.

    Only my girlfriend and I have been around her.

    It happened while I was asleep. She was perfectly normal yesterday.

    After posting this, I went to check on her to find that she has past. Is this normal for the passing of a duck. (The rate at which she died.)
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Yes, it can happen fast. Very sad for your loss.

    Keep watch over her sister. She will need a buddy - ducks need others.

    They ought to be closer to 80F.
     
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