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Help please !

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by l14m23, Aug 10, 2014.

  1. l14m23

    l14m23 In the Brooder

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    I've been to my pen today and seen 1 of my ducks struggling like it was weak ! It been raining all day so I've put her on some hey and under shelter anyone come across this ? [​IMG]
     
  2. Jemmie

    Jemmie In the Brooder

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    Struggling to get up and walk or flailing around?
     
  3. l14m23

    l14m23 In the Brooder

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    Oswaldtwistle
    Struggling to get up and walk yes !
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member 8 Years

    How old is the duck? just wondering if it could be a niacin diff. what do you feed and could it have gotten into any thing toxic, feed moldy,plants or other wise?
     
  5. Jemmie

    Jemmie In the Brooder

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    My thoughts too. If it's a younger duck, it might be growing too fast and the weight of its body too heavy for the legs. Niacin helps. I gave a young duck that was struggling stinging nettles tea (from dried leaves) as a niacin source. Worked really well.
     
  6. l14m23

    l14m23 In the Brooder

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    She's about 6 months old no nothing toxic there's 3 other duck with her and there fine ! I feed them layers pellets and a little bit of mixed corn sometimes
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member 8 Years

    Has she been laying eggs recently?
     
  8. l14m23

    l14m23 In the Brooder

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    Yes I've just found all these when I've picked her up [​IMG]
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member 8 Years

    So she has been sitting on eggs? she maybe weak from not eating.
     
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2014
  10. l14m23

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    She actually wasn't sat on them she was near them I've been looking for there eggs far weeks ! I've put some food with her
     

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