my duck is sick , stuck egg? , vent problem?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by bird friend, Feb 21, 2014.

  1. bird friend

    bird friend New Egg

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    Hi duck lovers, about a week ago my precious Daisy duck was very sick I think she almost died ,so I wanted to share my experience so mabe I could help someone else , I couldn't find any threads with this issue , she was quite, her eyes were dark, she had what looked like egg whites running our her bum ...sorry but true, she didn't Wana swim , eat, nothing so I brought her in the house gave her a lukewarm bath, an this is what I think helped ..homeopathic , Hylands.brand,inflammation, fever, nerve tonic, you can get at health food stores, safe an effective , so anyway ...After her bath I dried her off , keep her inside away from my male duck, in a nice comfy cage with a heatlamp, then later that day , a couple hours later when my husband got home from work ,we took a good look at her bum, I still was wondering if it was a vent problem, an then my husband saw a ..This is gross....an egg that looked like u crinkled it up in your hand, totally deflated an decomposing, , he easily, pulled it out .....an miracle , she immediately felt better an after a bath an resting alone for the night she was back to herself the next day !!I know this was a long post but I felt it was important an mabe some special ducks could possibly be helped by this !!
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    This is an excellent post, welcome to the Duck Forum!

    So glad she was able to pass the egg. That can happen, and is sometimes fatal.

    Please keep us posted on how she does. You may want to be on the alert in case an infection got started. But ducks can recover from some scary things.

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  3. bird friend

    bird friend New Egg

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    Thx!! Any ideas of a probiotic I could give her ? Thx !!
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I get a poultry vitamin powder that has electrolytes and probiotics in it. A quarter teaspoon per gallon. It's called Vitamins & Electrolytes Plus. That is not the only brand out there. Other members use other products.
     
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    Thx soo much!!! I will try this !!
     

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