Lethargic Duck Help!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by alligatorrouen, Dec 7, 2014.

  1. alligatorrouen

    alligatorrouen Hatching

    Jun 10, 2014
    I am not quite sure if I am posting in the right place, as this is my first time asking a question on here. However, one of my ducks is in a predicament. She has not been eating, but she has been drinking water. She hasn't been laying eggs. She had been, up until it started snowing where I live. Today I noticed she hadn't been defecating. She is very lethargic, and doesn't quack. It looks like it is hard for her to walk too. I researched and thought she might be egg bound. She is young, only 8 months old. I put her in a warm bath to help relax her and see if she could expel the egg if there was one trapped. Nothing happened. She did drink some of the water. When I massaged her, she expelled black flakes. I don't really know how to describe it. There was also what looked like mucous in the water. It doesn't feel like an egg is trapped, but this is my first time having a duck and am not sure what is wrong. I would appreciate advice, and thank you all in advance.
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Sorry to hear your duck is off colour. You may be better posting your question in the duck section in the above link. Hope you find an answer there from the duck experts. Hope she is feeling better soon.
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2014
  3. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Songster

    Feb 9, 2014
    Mississippi Y'all
    take her to the vet to be careful it could be an egg in there that you can't feel, or she could have an illness, best to take her to the vet :)

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