multiSOMEONE PLEASE HELP MY DUCKLING

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by louandneil, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. louandneil

    louandneil Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi my name is Lou and I'm new on here. Last night I had a ducklings hatch after a 2 day struggle, in the end I got him out. At first his head seemed to be flopped down and he couldn't move it at all, his feet are also closed and one of his eyes has the 3rd eyelid half over it. I left him a while and then decided after reading on where to go and buy some multi vitamins and but e capsules which I have fed. He can't seem to stand up hr just rolls on his back trying. As soon as I right him he fallacy into his back again. Is there anything I can do?
     
  2. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
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    Sorry I can't help; I know nothing about ducks. You should try posting in the duck section. Good luck.
     
  3. Chickencoop1996

    Chickencoop1996 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2011
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  4. louandneil

    louandneil Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank u. I just don't know what to do
     
  5. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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    A big Texas-size [​IMG]

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  6. Cadjien_De_Louisiane

    Cadjien_De_Louisiane SWLA Gamefowl Breeder

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  7. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. When I have a weak duckling, I give it a couple drops a poly-visol, it is an infant vitamins. You can also give it some sugar water every couple of hours. Good luck, you are doing all you can. [​IMG]
     
  8. danielle82

    danielle82 A Good Egg

    Apr 27, 2009
    Tonasket Wa
    give him a day or two,I don't have any experience with ducks, but with my chicks sometimes Ive had one that just seems weak and tired (hatching is exhausting, esp. if there is difficulty) and they just need time to rest and recover)
     
  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. I agree, sometimes they take a little while to get their land legs. Even so, the sugar water & poly-vi-sol will work wonders for weak chicks or ducklings. Make sure the poly-vi-sol is without iron, though.
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  10. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
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