Leg tremors in Peking ducklings returns : (

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Nisa, Aug 14, 2014.

  1. Nisa

    Nisa Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello All:

    Well, I gave more BY and the leg tremors disappeared. Now, they are back. And the ducklings are panting or appear to be panting (bills open, breathing rapidly). I am at a loss. I have been giving the BY in a 2:1 ratio with their feed and I put in on their faves like watermelon, raspberries, etc. Any ideas, suggestions, etc. are appreciated.
    Thank you again,
    Nisa
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Do you have them under heat lamp? or just in a brooder or house/what temps are you having right now? Do they have a pan to get into to cool off? any other symptoms like discharge from nostrils or eyes. hows there poop look?
     
  3. Nisa

    Nisa Out Of The Brooder

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    They are no longer in a brooder. They are about 6 weeks old now and HUGE. BTW, I saw no leg tremors yesterday evening & this morning. It has not been unbearably hot/humid, but a bit cooler for this time of year. No eye/nose discharge. They have access to pools of water for cooling down, bathing. I started putting electrolytes/vitamins in their water tis morning. They've had 3 breakfasts & are resting now. No tremors and no panting. They are actively eating. Poop changes from harder to softer & seems to depend on what they have eaten (bananas tend to make the poop harder/watermelon makes it more watery). The poop color changes from dark to light grayish to greenish. They love tomatoes, summer squash, kale, peaches, apple sauce, I give them fresh corn on the cob to eat/play with, raspberries, cherries, cooked peas, clover, grass, nasturtiums. They get to forage in the garden for veggies and bugs during the day then sleep in a huge dog crate at night to keep them safe from predators like raccoons. Thank you for responding.
    Nisa
     

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