HELP OH MY GOSH! HELP

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by babychickfarmer, May 8, 2007.

  1. babychickfarmer

    babychickfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    WE have a wild baby duckling. We've had it fr a week now and it looks like it is only that old.
    It's poop is normal...sumwhat. a little diareah.
    It's eating and drinking.
    it's very tipsy at times. like its drunk. and it has little twitches and then it shakes its head. Whats wrong??? I can't find anything online. What should do. I cant get it to a vet till tommorow. PLEASE HELP ME. [​IMG] :eek:
     
  2. Critter Crazy

    Critter Crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2007
    Binghamton, NY
    Being it is a wild duckling, it could be just about anything. I would try to add some sugar to its water, or Apple cider Vinegar(just a drop) it is a pick-me up at least till you are able to get the poor thing to the vet.

    Just out of curiosity, what are you feeding it?
     
    Last edited: May 8, 2007
  3. babychickfarmer

    babychickfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Ok I am going to try the sugar water. We are feedin it medium chick feed. It's organic. so it's not medicated
     
  4. mlheran

    mlheran Chillin' With My Peeps

  5. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    If it is a wild duckling, you need to get it to a rehabber ASAP. It is illegal to have wildlife in your possession without a permit or license. There is a Good Samaritan leeway to allow you to find a rehabber, though. Check the link in my sig line for the Duck Rescue Network and look for a rehabber in your state.
    Good luck and good for you for caring!
     
  6. babychickfarmer

    babychickfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    terrie you are on the list.
     
  7. fowlweatherfriends

    fowlweatherfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Babychickfarmer quote:
    Well my mom saved a wild mallard duckling. A dog had i in it's mouth and it dropped it once my mom went after it. She looked all over for the mother but she was o where in site so now I have bin taking care of it. It's a week old today and it started having these twitches and everyime it does it shakes its head. It also has bin wobbly at times and kinda acts like it's druk. but at other times it's perfect . it doesn't seeem like anything is wrong. The poop is sumwhat normal. kinda runny sometimes. its eating and drinking too. Can anyoe help me please. I need to know what is going on so I can save its little life. It's name is Niblit.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=5500

    Maybe this has more to do with the dog incident that a regular health issue? Do you think the duck could be in shock, or have a neurological disorder from damage?​
     
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  8. DuckLady

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    babychickfarmer, Yes, I am on the list, but I am not a licensed rehabilitator...yet. Right now I can only take in domestics. Where are you on the west coast? I can steer you to the rehabber nearest to you.
     
  9. babychickfarmer

    babychickfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:hmm...my mom got on here this morning and found a number for a rehab place and the little duckling is there now.. Was i u Terrie?? It was someone who lives out in olney..
     
  10. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    Nope not me!
    GREAT JOB finding the baby a home! [​IMG]
     

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