Help! Pekin duck can't get up

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by kjkchicks, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. kjkchicks

    kjkchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    My Pekin duck is unable to stand up...this also happened a few days ago. I found her laying on the ground with both legs straight out behind her and trying to get up..it almost looks like she is swimming on land. The first time, she was pretty muddy so I thought the drake might have had something to do with it (that time I found her in the corner of her pen), but this time I found her in her house on her nest and she is pretty clean. She's also shaking a bit and opening her bill and closing it kind of like she is panting...but she doesn't seem weak other than not being able to get her legs in a standing position. She was eating and drinking...so I don't know what is wrong. This is the second time in 3 days that it has happened and the first time, I brought her inside and she eventually got up and I gave her a bath and she was happy as can be when she went back to her pen. Any help would be appreciated. (She is also very quiet, which is unusual for her)
     
  2. kjkchicks

    kjkchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    could she be eggbound? I dont feel any eggs or anything hard besides her bones when i push her abdomen..
     
  3. DuckCommander

    DuckCommander Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My pekin duck had a very simular problem but was accompanied with green diarrhea then not eating. I'd be curious to know what you find out! I had to put my poor duck down she kept getting worse and feverish.

    Some people suggested a niacin definicency. So maybe go out and get some I believe its Vitamin B3 is niacin and crush and add to her water.

    Some people also suggested that egg bound thing that you mentioned.

    See my post "Sick Peking Duck"
     
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2012
  4. kjkchicks

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    Thanks, I will get some niacin for her tomorrow. I got her standing again after a couple hours, and then she just stood in one spot for about another 30 mins before she started wandering around the house. Once she started looking like she was missing her Drake I put her back outside..she seems fine again..but she did the other day too...
     

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