I was gifted two ducklings but one seems sick

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  1. aeelish

    aeelish Out Of The Brooder

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    His/her foot seems swollen has been sleeping all day and cant walk i received them today [​IMG]
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    If you can get her or him to a vet, that would be best. I can offer some ideas in the meantime.

    First, what have they been eating? Do you have food with water set out for them 24/7? What temperature is the brooder (where they live?)

    Is the foot much warmer than the other foot?

    Do you have Epsom salt and antibiotic ointment without painkiller?
     
  3. aeelish

    aeelish Out Of The Brooder

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    Some type of medicated feed. I havnt seen them eating it though. Yes they do have water. Since i got them yesterday i have them in a box. The hurt foot is actually colder than the other onE and no i dont have that around
     
  4. aeelish

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    I am really worried this is how he/she lays down with its leg like this [​IMG]
     
  5. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Please feel all the way up the leg - sometimes their baby bands get shoved up to the top of the leg and cut off the circulation. yikes.

    Cold means less circulation. That's why I am thinking something may be wrapped around the leg.

    You should see them eating. Maybe the food is off.
     
  6. aeelish

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    I dont see anything wrapped up if i touch its leg it opens its mouth really big
     
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