khaki behavior change-please help

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ducklips, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. ducklips

    ducklips New Egg

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    :(Hi everyone, I have a 2yr khaki female that sits by herself, she has some trouble walking when she tries to walk/run. She puts her wings out a little bit for balance and she lets me pick her up (not like her). yesterday she was fine running, playing, splashing being part of the flock. I tried to check her for egg bound but I don't know what I am looking for. To me it feels swollen (again I really don't know). There is a clutch of eggs that one of the other females sits on. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Egg binding can be helped sometimes with a long swim in lukewarm water.

    There are some other serious problems that can cause those symptoms. I don't want to worry you, but I have a duck who had similar symptoms this week and right now she's at the vet hospital getting fluids and antibiotics. Her kidneys are having trouble.

    But there are a number of things that can cause leg problems - bumblefoot, other infections, toxicity, worms . . . do you have a vet? Something you can do in any case is get her into a warmer environment (85F), quiet, clean, and give her vitamins and whatever food you can get her to eat.

    Is she eating, by the way?
     
  3. ducklips

    ducklips New Egg

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    she was eating yesterday, I have not really been able to pay attention too much today. I did try to offer her a worm but no go. Headed back out now to check on her.
     
  4. ducklips

    ducklips New Egg

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    update- went out to check on her, she was still acting weird so I brought her in. I put her in the tub thinking she is egg bound but, she did her "little duck butt wiggle" and a ton of these small worm looking things came off of her (they look more like fly larvae). they have a red stripe down the center. Anyone have any ideas,I already put some in a plastic bag so I can take them somewhere.
     
  5. ducklips

    ducklips New Egg

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    she did not make it.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  6. SaraFL

    SaraFL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry. [​IMG]
     

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