Lethargic duckling with neck contracted against body

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by astrickler, Oct 3, 2019.

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  1. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Mary Did You Know....

    She can breathe okay like that? @casportpony is super at helping with tube feeding an encouragement! What meds do they have her on?
     
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  2. astrickler

    astrickler Chirping

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    She seems to be breathing very well...sometimes she lays on her belly but she seems to like her back better. They gave her a steroid shot and have her on Dex Sod every 24 hrs
     
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  4. casportpony

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    What instructions did the vet give you?
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Mary Did You Know....

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  6. astrickler

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    The vet tech showed me once...I think I was just nervous...I got a little flustered but I’ve had 2 successful feedings
     
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  7. Miss Lydia

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    That’s awesome!! I never thought I could do it but after giving meds the same way I have much more confidence. How’s she doing?
     
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  9. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    In your picture I noticed that it looks like Cat litter in her box.
    Please explain if you ever provide Grit or exactly what they get daily...
     
  10. astrickler

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    It’s not cat litter...when they are in the house we use the natural paper bedding on top of the puppy pee pads. It helps keep the smell down and really absorbs the moisture. Yes they get oyster shell in their feed.
     

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