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My duckling has not walked and wont lift his head

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Tigg1369, Jan 7, 2017.

  1. Tigg1369

    Tigg1369 New Egg

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    My duckling hatched 3 days ago, he has never walked or lifted his head. He is eating and drinking.. Sleeps a lot. Understandably being a baby.. Any advise ?
     
  2. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Does he shuffle around at all?......Must be lifting his head to a certain point if he can eat and drink?

    Explain more on what it is doing...Thanks...


    cheers!
     
  3. Tigg1369

    Tigg1369 New Egg

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    He stays mainly on his side.. and will scooch around a bit.. I hold him and let the tip of his bill touch the water or food ( I mix yoke and starter feed with the vitamin water)
     
  4. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Oh no, poor little thing.....I hate to say this but I do not believe he will survive much longer.......How sad....It still has the same position as in the egg....What date did it hatch on? Meaning day 28 or when?
     
  5. Tigg1369

    Tigg1369 New Egg

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    He started on day 28, finally hatched day 30. He's a fighter, but just not progressing at all.
     
  6. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Try
    @Yorkshire Coop


    Very helpful and nice person.......




    Cheers!
     
  7. Tigg1369

    Tigg1369 New Egg

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    Thank you.
     
  8. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Best of Luck to you and that sweet little feathered puppy......


    Cheers!
     
  9. casportpony

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    Can you take the duckling to a vet? Is it pooping?

    -Kathy
     
  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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