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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kimdrey, Aug 6, 2016.

  1. kimdrey

    kimdrey New Egg

    Aug 6, 2016
    Peyton CO
    Hi my name is Jill,

    I found this site because I have a sick duck. I have 5 hens, 3 little ones, 7 ducks & two baby turkeys. We've lost one duck about 3 months ago & I don't know what happened to her. She was laying in the run when I went out there in the morning. No marks on her no noticeable distress.

    All the ducks are about a year old except for the oldest who is probably 5 now. We got her from someone who wanted ducks who were laying & she hasn't laid in quite awhile. I found my duck tonight because I was out at the shed which is close to their yard. The ducks normally react when someone is out there but they were very loud. So I went out there & did a quick head count. Only six!! I frantically scanned the yard for the seventh & found her in one of the ponds. She wasn't moving & her bill was dipped into the water. When I touched her she moved. So we brought her into the house, gave her a warm bath because it's been cold & rainy today. I fed her a few spoonfuls of honey water & dried her off. She's now in the bathtub with water & food within reach. I don't know what else to do except make her comfortable.

    Anyway, I'm glad I found this site! I can always use a place for information on my birds!!

    Thank you

    Jill [​IMG]
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    YES, please do post in full detail on the Duck thread, and even try the "emergencies, diseases, injuries, cures," thread. Does she have any apparent injuries?
  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

    Jan 10, 2013
    So sorry about the duck, hope someone can offer specific advice on the forums the other posters have mentioned.

    I have experience only with chickens, but have lost 3 from my very small flock and know how frustrating and disheartening your situation is.

    Welcome to BYC. Hope your pet will be ok [​IMG]
  5. cukuriku

    cukuriku Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2016
    Welcome [​IMG]!! So sorry about your difficulties with the ducks! Hope your successful with getting the information you need from the great BYC community!
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, Jill, and :welcome. Pleased you joined us. Hope your duck gets better soon!
  7. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

    Mar 20, 2012
    Hi Jill, [​IMG]

    I'm sorry to hear that. The folks over at the Duck section should be able to help, hopefully.

    Thanks for joining us, and I hope that your duck feels better soon! [​IMG]
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop

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