My Duck Won't Eat

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by debstar1, Dec 26, 2013.

  1. debstar1

    debstar1 New Egg

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    I had a hatching of 5 duckings which would be 3 months old, we have lost 4 to cane toads with one left. My duck won't eat but drinks water and he doesn't like standing on his legs for very long. He doesn't go into water or preen himself. Any advise would be appreciated....Thanks Debstar
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    I think he needs friends. Flock animals don't fare well alone.
     
  3. Frank Phinster

    Frank Phinster Chillin' With My Peeps

    How long has your duck been like this? For how long is he alone now? Have you noticed any irregularities in its growth?

    I second what ChickenCanoe says, ducks need the company of conspecifics.
     
  4. HollyDuckFarmer

    HollyDuckFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I would get poultry vitamins with electrolytes, or sav-a-chick, or gro-gel. And I would get an unbreakable mirror and a stuffed toy or feather duster, and start looking for little buddies. I would also review my security system, and make it cane toad proof.


    Sad for your loss. I hope you can figure out how to keep this one and the future ones safe.
     
  6. debstar1

    debstar1 New Egg

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    Thanks everyone for your replies....Little duck has picked up now eating, drinking, waddling, swimming and preening. I thinks it will be okay now...seems a lot happier.
    I have duck around chickens, maybe he thinks they are part of the flock.

    Thanks again
    Debstar1
     
  7. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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