Is my duck egg bound?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DuckyMama92, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. DuckyMama92

    DuckyMama92 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just gave them their 2nd dose right in their mouths. They sure don't like it but who would. We are hesitant to mix it in the drinking water because they spill so much of it and that bottle isnt cheap.
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Be careful not to squirt down their throats it can go into their air sacs and cause pneumonia. Your only doing this 1X a day?
     
  3. DuckyMama92

    DuckyMama92 Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh no! I didn't know that! Kinda what I was doing. I'm a novice at ducks. Will keep this in mind for future reference. And yes, I did it once yesterday evening and once just now.
     
  4. DuckyMama92

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    So what is the best way to get them to get the medicine without wasting any?
     
  5. pattyhen

    pattyhen Chicks Ducks oh my

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    I would wrap them in a towel that makes it easier. Don't jam the syringe down their throat press it slowly in the side of their beaks.
     
  6. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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  7. DuckyMama92

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    So using the syringe/dropper, i should aim for the right side of the ducks mouth/throat
     
  8. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I believe so, yes.

    @Orca5094 have you done syringe feeding?
     
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  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Lets see if @casportpony can help she has done tube feeding with ducks and most likely used a syringe too.
     

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