Lethargic duckling with neck contracted against body

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

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  1. casportpony

    casportpony Enlightened

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    Even though it seems like she is comfortable on her back, do keep her on her stomach. I say this because on her back her organs will put pressure on her heart, lungs, and kidneys. Also, any food you tube could get aspirated.
     
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  2. astrickler

    astrickler Chirping

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    I try to keep her on her stomach and she physically can’t...even tried making a box with a rolled towel and everything in it for her so she could sit up...her body has contractions and flips her over. I’ve tried everything i can think of to keep her upright
     
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  3. casportpony

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    Can you take a video of her doing this, upload it to YouTube or Vimeo then copy and paste the link here?
     
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  4. astrickler

    astrickler Chirping

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    I will a little later. I just got her settled down again in the box...so hopefully she relaxes and stays upright for a little while. It’s so crazy how she was perfect on Wednesday.
     
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  5. astrickler

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    I’ll try to get it on video...It may be hard for me to get on video unless someone else is home...when it happens I just do everything I can to keep her from hurting herself.
     
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  6. Miss Lydia

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    Could anything have fallen off a shelf or wall and hit her? I am so sorry it can be so heartbreaking to see them like this. :hugs
     
  7. astrickler

    astrickler Chirping

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    No she was in her outside pen when this started. It’s a huge cage with a lid so nothing could have hit her. She was 2 other ducklings that are a week older than her.
     
  8. FortCluck

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    I have a duckling that's like this and also has a crooked body. Half her body goes one way and the other half goes the other way. She has a spinal defect/injury. We tried everything for her and nothing worked so now she's just our disabled duck.

    Try vitamin b complex it may or may not help.
     
  9. astrickler

    astrickler Chirping

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    I have B12...would that be good enough?
     
  10. FortCluck

    FortCluck Free Ranging

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    They need the b complex, all the b vitamins
     
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