IS MY DUCK EGGBOUND????HELP!!!

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  1. theduckgirl4110

    theduckgirl4110 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 6-month old duck is sick i think. Her name is tilly and she is a khaki campbell. I have never had experience with this issue before. I have searched the stickies and all other forums and the only thing I found was that mostly sounded like her was eggbound. Let me explain what is happening; Usually tilly jumps up the couch and yells at my mom. Real loud and excited like. She jumped on the couch but she didn't yell hardly at all. When she did her voice sounded very muffled and she didn't really open her bill at all. She has eaten and drinken all day. Seems like it started just today at maybe noon or so. Her poop is concerning me. it is whit and kind of mucusy occasionally. when she does poop it comes out like that and only in little spurts. She seems very tired. actually I would call it exhausted. She even laid down outside! Wasn't intrewsted in foraging for bugs or doing much at all. She gets up and sits right down and sleeps. When I lookedat her ventit seemed regular but then it kinda (opened) and it had three oval shaped red puffed up things inside almost sticking out.The three red things made the shape of a peace sign when together.Please help! I love her soooo much! P.S she has not laid an egg yet.

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    that is her vent. sorry that is as good as its gonna get.the hexagon is representing the outside of her vent. that ovals are where they are in her vent except the bottom ones are tipped downward more. plus they are all puffed together. Thank you for your help.
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    That's sounding and looking more like a prolapse, warm water soaks may help and use Preparation H on the tissue or vitamin E capsules broken open and used over the tissue. She could have been trying to lay and is egg bound and this is what has happened, If you can get her to an avain vet that would be the best for her but if not then try the above. Soaks as often as she will stay in the water, warm water so she'll relax and keep her in a quiet room with very soft lighting. even a heating pad wrapped inside a towel on as low a setting as it will go and let her lay on it may help. Some have even suggested bathroom with hot water running to create steam. I hope by this morning your seeing improvement. [​IMG]
     
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    A vet would be the most help. Miss Lydia's advice is good. I would call the vet, and in the meantime do what Miss Lydia suggested.

    I am wondering if trying to very gently get some petroleum jelly* just inside the vent might help release an egg if that is the problem.

    Thinking out loud here, I have not had to try this myself.

    Take a look at this - *they suggest using KY jelly http://www.avianweb.com/eggbinding.html

    Be very careful around the vent to avoid crushing an egg if it is in there

    Calcium is important - if you have oyster shell, rinse the dust off into some water and give that to her. I keep 23% calcium gluconate solution and put a teaspoon per half cup of water in it for a boost.
     
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  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Any news?
     
  5. theduckgirl4110

    theduckgirl4110 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today she is much better!!!!She is sounding like her self and acting like her self. Very happy. She did not lay an egg but I think she will because she has the full diaper look. I gave her a soak and put on some vitamin e so we will see how everything will go. Thank you all for your help!
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Glad to hear this, the prolapse has to be kept moist this is her inside hanging out. So make sure to check her often and use either the prep h or vit E you maybe able to slather it up and even push it back inside. I hope she lays her egg and all will work itself back in, do you feed her layer? I'd offer her some oyster shell or some kind of calcium Amiga can give you info on what she use's for her girls. Thanks for update.
     
  7. theduckgirl4110

    theduckgirl4110 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No she is not on layer. I really don't want her to lay eggs. It scares me that she is kind of being forced to lay eggs. But o well. Should she be on layer? and oyster shells? Info on that { care for ducks who lay } Amiga or Lydia would be nice because I want it to be easy for her to pas the eggs so that she won't end up dying from an egg inside her. Thank you :)
     
  8. Amiga

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    Their bodies will try to lay eggs, whether we give them extra calcium or not, based on my experience. The way to reduce egg laying is to keep her in a darker place. Also, keep her away from flies until the exposed flesh is back inside.

    I use 23% calcium gluconate, feed stores sell it, I buy it by the case because I need it so much and it is much less per bottle. But you ought to be able to try one bottle. One teaspoon per half cup of water, I mix the water into their feed. I have also been adding flax flour (I buy seeds in bulk, and grind them up) in the food and I think that is helping them, too.

    Also the standard crushed oyster shell in a bowl on the side, free choice. And sometimes I put the oyster shell in a strainer and swish it in their drinking water to wash the dust into the drinking water and increase their calcium intake.

    For what it is worth, not only do they need calcium for egg shells, they need it for their bones and for their hearts, too.
     
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  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    How is she this morning has the prolapse gone in at all?

    It would be nice if we could keep them from laying but it's not going to happen so make sure she has good quality feed doesn't have to be layer but she will need some kind of calcium supplement on the side. Eventually they do go through menopause but at 9 years one of my girls I thought was through laid an egg this season.
     
  10. theduckgirl4110

    theduckgirl4110 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would rather give her layer feed then put all that in her feed and water .Is this stuff good from farm and fleet?
    http://www.farmandfleet.com/s/?fc=&ft=layer+feed
    Well any way. SHE LAID AN EGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Went down in the basement and found it in her large dog carrier in which the door is left op-en all night. It is so eggciting. I kinda want her to lay eggs now!:) I can't wait till my wh, bs and Cayuga start laying! P.S the prolapse has gone in a lot but some still sticks out :)

    Can't get the pics right now :( I will keep trying though.
     

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