Need help with feeding a special needs duck!

Elizabeth berry

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Jun 22, 2017
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I have a duck that has a deformed bill and I've been feeding with a tube and I'm not sure how much or how often to feed her help me please!
 

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Awe poor little thing feed her with a tube is a good idea what do you feed her you should feed her twice a day I think or see a vet because it could end very bad.
 

Elizabeth berry

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Jun 22, 2017
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I feed her 20% crumble just like the other ducks there 8-9 weeks old now and was doing great till about 2 weeks ago and everything just went down from there but her bill was white as snow when I started as of today it's a pretty pink! I just want to make sure she's getting what she needs
 

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I feed her 20% crumble just like the other ducks there 8-9 weeks old now and was doing great till about 2 weeks ago and everything just went down from there but her bill was white as snow when I started as of today it's a pretty pink! I just want to make sure she's getting what she needs
Welcome to BYC! How much does she weigh?
 

Elizabeth berry

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Jun 22, 2017
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Sorry I was thinking about my other ducks she's only about 1-2 pounds and I've been giving about 4-5 oz as much as she can stand till she acts full!
 

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Sorry I was thinking about my other ducks she's only about 1-2 pounds and I've been giving about 4-5 oz as much as she can stand till she acts full!
If you're able to get that much in her twice a day I would say you're giving enough. :D Tube feeding is part art, part science. As long as her crop clears overnight, and she doesn't lose weight, I'd say you're okay.

I found this link helpful:
https://lafeber.com/vet/tube-feeding-birds/
 

Elizabeth berry

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Jun 22, 2017
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The thing with her crop is she only has about 1/2 of one side left the bill has grown so badly up its closed them
 

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