My pet Call duck is not himself

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mommyof3busybs, Jan 6, 2016.

  1. mommyof3busybs

    mommyof3busybs Hatching

    Jan 6, 2016
    We have a 1 1/2 year old Call duck who is not acting like himself. He is still eating, but not as much. I even gave him some meal worms today and he left most of them in his bowl. That's not like him. When he poops, it is runny with no solids or color to it. He is sleeping alot more and is actually allowing me to pick him up and pet him. This is not normal for him. Can someone give me some insight? I am concerned about him. A fellow duck owner told me to add some raw apple cider vinegar to his water, which I did (Just a few drops) but he didn't seem to care for it all that much. Please help! Thank you!

  2. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Songster

    Feb 9, 2014
    Mississippi Y'all
    I suggest a vet also apple cider vineger can rot their crop if they drink too much
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    A vet would be a good idea. He could be impacted - maybe he ate something that is stuck in his digestive tract. Or he could have an infection that has ruined his appetite. It's really difficult to know. I think that a few drops of ACV in his water is a fine thing.

    You may also want to put some poultry vitamins in his water every 3 or 4 days - but if it is at all possible, I would get him to a vet.

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