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My duck won't eat :(

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by JnPbl, Apr 1, 2013.

  1. JnPbl

    JnPbl New Egg

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    Hi guys!

    I have a beautiful female duck, she's almost 2 years old and she lives in my house with me, she has her own room and a nice domestic life.
    For some reason she's not eating today, wherever she eats won't be there for more than 30 minutes and she vomits...
    She's drinking water every 5 minutes and I'm trying to give her food but she doesn't want to eat anymore...
    She can walk fine, and she takes her vitamins every morning but right now is very quiet and sleepy... She's laying eggs since last week as usual so I think she must be hungry but she won't eat... I don't know what to do, suggestions? The problem started around 4 hours ago so I know she has nothing in her stomach and she must be hungry
     
  2. JnPbl

    JnPbl New Egg

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    By the way, the weather is kind of hot right now so I don't know if that could affect her... I already put her on her pond for a few minutes but she looks weak
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Does she vomit up the water? Could you put her in a cooler/shaded place and see if that makes a difference? Please post her symptoms on the emergencies/diseases,injuries forum- someone may be able to give you more assistance than I can?
     
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  4. Foreign Object?

    if she has swallowed a foreign object, it could be upsetting her stomach and needs to be removed. Squeeze her crop SOFTLY so that if it is sharp it won't pierce the crop, but you can feel it!
     
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  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Howdy from Kansas and [​IMG]! Pleased to have you here! Sorry to hear about your sick duck - hope he gets better soon!
     
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  6. JnPbl

    JnPbl New Egg

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    Hi again!

    I just wanted to let you know that my duck is fine. I called her primary vet and he said that we had to interrupt water or any liquid for a few hours, we gave her some bread and it was funny because she was super upset staring at her water (obviously out of her reach) but she wasn't weak anymore, we gave her water before bed time and now she's ok :D

    Thank you for your responses, is good to know that there's a place like this with people willing to help others!
     
  7. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  8. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     
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  9. jillber1234

    jillber1234 New Egg

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    My duck won't eat either but she still drinks so we are going to try and make her a smoothie out of vegetables to fill her for right now then we will try and find out what's keeping her from eating
     
  10. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So sorry about your duck. You need to post this in our emergency section and or our duck section for more help with her...

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures

    I hope someone can help you get her healed up soon. [​IMG]
     

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