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Lethargic Duck Keeps Sleeping and is Unresponsive

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by pekinlover, Jul 30, 2015.

  1. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

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    I apologize for not using the quote to clarify. I am not firing on all cylinders, perhaps.

    Anyway - for the ducklings with the hot bills - I am thinking antibiotics, as well as a little charcoal one time to see if that can pick up toxins out of their digestive tract (my line of thinking - charcoal may be more easily available, and one of the ways infections make us sick is they produce toxins). This is not a substitute for antibiotics.

    Something else that may be on hand until you get antibiotics is oregano. Make a tea - a teaspoon of dried oregano, or several fresh leaves - pour that into a pint of cold water, and give that to drink - there are articles in agriculture publications that refer to large poultry farms using oregano to reduce the need for antibiotics.
     
  2. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, okay. Gotcha. I'm glad you are only having a few that seem to have problems. Are all their feet doing well? In the conditions that they were in I think Amiga is right with antibiotics.
     
  3. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I get confused easily so no worries! I also tend to miss things when reading, lol.
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

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    Just wanted to insert here that I am so grateful for the people of the Duck Forum for the many blessings you all offer. [​IMG]
     
  5. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Me too! You are very knowledgeable and helpful and so glad that @Amiga along with many other people are part of this community.
     
  6. Debs Flock

    Debs Flock Birds on the brain Premium Member

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] I couldn't agree more!!
     
  7. DuckyGaze

    DuckyGaze Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is no other place I would rather go.
    Just got back and did forget to log off, but the ducklings seem to be doing a bit better. Their bills are not as hot as yesterday and they are grooming so I would say that they are better.
    I let her know about the apple cider vinegar and the charcoal and if they worsen tomorrow we will get some antibiotics in them.

    And all the feets of the ducklings are wonderful! [​IMG] No more burns to cause them so much pain.
     
  8. pekinlover

    pekinlover Out Of The Brooder

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    I will probably take him to the vet on Monday to get some antibiotics. We have a wonderful duck vet here, fortunately.
     
  9. City farm

    City farm Overrun With Chickens

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    & hi debs flocks, I think I took out your name by accident ?? Using muti button :yiipchick

    :goodpost:       :thumbsup       I couldn't agree more!!
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    Hallelujah !! Thanks for the update.. :frow
     
  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Hope it is nothing serious. Keep us updated please.
    Something else good to have on hand is Veterycin spray for wounds and infections it is safe to use around the face and in the eyes. along with ACV
     

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