My duckling won’t stop shaking his head!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Danni043, Mar 28, 2018.

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  1. Danni043

    Danni043 In the Brooder

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    My duckling has been shaking his head, itching, chirping, walking in circles, stumbling over all day! He won’t rest usually when I hold him in my hand he falls asleep but he’s not doing it now he tries but he can’t ! No diarrhea, he’s drinking and eating. Well he tries to drink it looks like his head keeps shaking when he does. Please help!
     
  2. blayt90

    blayt90 Crowing

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    Could he have a bad case of mites?
     
  3. Duck Lover88

    Duck Lover88 Songster

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    I don't know… sounds bad tho… I would say cull to be honest… sorry...
     
  4. blayt90

    blayt90 Crowing

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    Can you take it to a vet?
     
  5. Danni043

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    There’s no vets open now and the one duck vet wasn’t in today
     
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  6. Danni043

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    He’s only 1 week old and his duckling mate is perfectly fine !
     
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  7. blayt90

    blayt90 Crowing

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    Could be a inner ear issue.
     
  8. Danni043

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    What would I do about that ?
     
  9. blayt90

    blayt90 Crowing

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    Wait and take to a vet if you want to make sure and see what it is. If the duck is that valuable to you instead of culling it.
     
  10. Jellybean05

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    put some Apple cider vinegar in the water maybe half a teaspoon.
    Hope it helps:hmm
     

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