My ducklings are lethargic!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Cayuga momma, Mar 14, 2018.

  1. Cayuga momma

    Cayuga momma ♡Ducks♡, enough said.

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    So we got our 3 chicks and 3 ducklings today from cackle hatchery. They seemed fine when I opened the box. The 3 ducklings had pasty butt bad. We finally got the poop off and they just exploded with more poop. It was a lot of poop. I got their brooder at 95°F and I did the beak dip before I cleaned the pasty butt, but now all 3 are completely lethargic. One can't lift her head. I gave them some sugar water. I'm at a loss and heartbroken. What can I do?

    The 3 chicks are doing great, they did not have pasty butt at all.
     
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  2. ButtonquailGirl14

    ButtonquailGirl14 Crossing the Road

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    Nutri-Drench!!!!! contact cackle ASAP!
     
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  3. Cayuga momma

    Cayuga momma ♡Ducks♡, enough said.

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    Calling them now
     
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  4. Cayuga momma

    Cayuga momma ♡Ducks♡, enough said.

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    Well two passed and the 3rd does not look good. Cackle hatchery said they believed that when they hatched they didn't dispel all the poop, so it backed up and that's why they died. They are resending new ducklings. We are all heart broken.
    The chicks seem good, but they told us to give them the ACV to be sure, so that's what I'm gonna do as soon as I post this.
     
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  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    So sorry for your loss.

    Did they give you info on how much ACV to give?

    It's 1 Tab to 1 gal of water. Unless they told you different. also Poultry Nutri Drench is excellent to give to newly hatched poultry info on bottle TSC carries it.
     
  6. Cayuga momma

    Cayuga momma ♡Ducks♡, enough said.

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    They said 1/3 cup of ACV to 4 quarts of warm water. Next time I go to town I'm getting the nutri drench. Thank you
    To top this all off we found out this morning my 8 year old son has strep throat.
    I'm gonna go cry in the closet for a moment.
     
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  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    I am so sorry about your son, strep throat is so painful. Hope the rest of your family don't come down with it.

    That's pretty strong solution for tiny birds but if that is what they said then I guess that's it.
     
  8. Cayuga momma

    Cayuga momma ♡Ducks♡, enough said.

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    Yea I asked her 3 times to make sure.
    Thank you for everything.
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  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    So precious what breed ?
     
  10. Christii

    Christii Chirping

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    Sorry to hear about your lil ducklings.
     

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