My duck ate a 2ft plastic string!! :O Is he gonna die?? (pics)

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jz, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. jz

    jz Out Of The Brooder

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    I am sorry if this is considered cross posting, but I'm not sure if this belongs in the chicken emergencies category, or ducks category (are their digestive systems the same?). I promise to delete this post after the issue has been resolved.

    But please, if you have any experience with your duck eating something crazy or have had a duck with an impacted crop/gizzard, my post is located here:


    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=5546710#p5546710



    Thank you very much, and I apologize once again if I am violating any of your rules. I respect your forum very much and appreciate all of its great advice.
    Julie
     
  2. ejctm

    ejctm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've posted on the other post.

    Let us know how he does.
     
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I think one of nettie's runners ate a ribbon one time. You could try pming her or searching for the post.
     
  4. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    As toadbriar said on the other thread- it is very important not to try and pull it out - if it starts to come out - it will most likely all pass eventually without issue- but pulling it could do damage to the internal organs of your duck.

    Make sure he has 24 hour access to water at the moment- and crumble would be the best for food as you are doing as it breaks down very small quicky. Fingers crossed for the little guy.
     
  5. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    This is a question, not a suggestion - would something oily help it pass?
     
  6. treldib

    treldib Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In the wild, ducks eat all kinds of funky stuff....a string will more than likely just become another pile of poo for you to slip on [​IMG]
     
  7. treldib

    treldib Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Don't! Every post is valuable information that future BYC'ers can benefit from!

    We are all pretty lenient...don't worry [​IMG]
     
  8. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't know if oily will help but it sure won't hurt.

    Usually, if it went in without a problem, it will come out without a problem.
     
  9. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope he's going to be OK. As said before, the wild ducks eat all kinds of wierd stuff. I've seen them eat fake bait and fishing lures and live to tell about it.
     
  10. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

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    I posted in the other section [​IMG]
     

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