Help! My duckling is having seizures!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Katuhns, Mar 23, 2018.

  1. Katuhns

    Katuhns In the Brooder

    Mar 22, 2018
    im a new momma to 4 ducklings and one of my babies started having seizures...their only 5-7 weeks old and she/he has had 2 seizures one 2 days ago and one tonite and I’m not sure what to do or what is causing it can someone plz help!!!!
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  2. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    Howdy Katuhns I am sorry to hear about your duckling and have requested that your post be moved to the Emergencies Forum where you should get some assistance with its care.

    Best wishes for a full recovery for your little one!
  3. Katuhns

    Katuhns In the Brooder

    Mar 22, 2018
    Sorry I’m new to this website dnt really know how to work it all the good uetbut thanks I’ll figure out how to get to the emergencies forum
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Does your duckling has a crest on his head? Crested ducks generally have an opening in the skull that doesn't close over. A blow or peck to the head could cause damage. People on the E/R site would know best.

    Put "Emergencies,diseases, injuries, cures" thread in the search box at top of page, it should take you there.

    Hope someone is on line at this hour to assist you. I don't know much about ducks.
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  5. FarmerGirl101

    FarmerGirl101 Songster

    Jun 20, 2016
    I would take it to the vet if possible. ER vet would work best but a warning: it is very pricey with ducks
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  6. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hello and welcome to BYC - hopefully the peeps here can help you out :fl
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  7. CayugaJana

    CayugaJana Free Ranging

    Sep 2, 2017
    Hello!! I’m sorry your duck is having troubles. I’ve had two of my ducks do it. Neither were crested.

    First thing to try and the most common cause is vitamin deficiency. Either at birth or somewhere along the way. What are you feeding your ducks? I’m not sure where you live but can you get some liquid poultry vitamins? I would add it to their water ASAP 24/7. If you live in the states, go to your feed store and get vitamin b complex:
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    Give them each up to 1 ml each. I would do this daily until the seizures are gone.

    If you don’t have a feed store nearby go to Walmart and get this in the vitamin section:
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    You can give them 2 mls or more each. Until they aren’t seizing.

    The poultry vitamins to add to their water in addition to the b complex is:

    Niacin helps their nervous system as well as walking. And some feed doesn’t have enough in it. Or some ducks just require more than others. Try these first and let us know how it works out for you. With these liquid vitamins you are going to have faster absorption. Also let us know if you have any questions. There are lots of us here to help!!!!
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  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    @Katuhns how is your duckling doing?
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  10. Katuhns

    Katuhns In the Brooder

    Mar 22, 2018
    No my duckling isn’t a created I believe it’s a Rouen but I’m workin on gettin the vitamins that was mentioned in the before post he/she hasn’t had another seizure since last nite...I also wanted to knw I’ve been giving them the brewers yeast to their food is that ok?? That’s all I could get ahold of over the niacin cause I literally live out in the middle of no where and it takes along time to get to town....but I’m goin to try the B complex...if I can’t get the liquid is pill form ok to were I can smush it up and give it to him? Or add to the water and is it ok the other ducks have it??
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