HELP PLEASE URGEN!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by maclaysbirds, Mar 27, 2015.

  1. maclaysbirds

    maclaysbirds Out Of The Brooder

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    my friends duck has become ill and all he is doing is staying in one spot and squirming he hasn't eaten anything since this morning please someone tell me what to do she really loves her duck :'(
     
  2. chooks4life

    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

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    'Squirming' --- can you describe this a bit more? I would suggest a vet to be honest, this sounds fairly serious and by the time we figure out a potential or likely diagnosis it may be too late. Squirming could be convulsions, tremors, spasms, attempts to dislodge a foreign body or object lodged in the throat or crop, or so many other things, due to injury, heavy metal toxicity, impaction, the list goes on and on and it's not something easy to diagnose sight unseen, but it does sound urgent.

    Good luck and best wishes.
     
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

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    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]

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    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I agree - I can't imagine what squirming would denote. Is there another word you could use. Tremors, shivering,??? He does sound in distress and I would wonder if had something stuck in his throat and can't dislodge it, or it is hurting him. Have you tried to check out his throat with a flashlight.?
     
  7. amelia123

    amelia123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] I'm glad you joined us.

    I'm sorry to hear about your friend's sick duck! [​IMG]I would post in the Emergency section that Yorkshire Coop linked to.
     
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  9. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello :frow and welcome to BYC!

    Sorry about your friends duck :(.
     
  10. maclaysbirds

    maclaysbirds Out Of The Brooder

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    Unfortunately he passed away a day ago he was getting better but then he just didnt wake up in the morning :(
     

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