Pekin Duck Club!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DenverDucky, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    They could be egg bound, and that is serious. If you have a vet, that would be best. In the meantime and in any case, get them into a tub with lukewarm water and let them float around for an hour or so.

    Are they getting calcium supplements? Like oyster shell, layer feed? I would start them on calcium gluconate 23% (available at many feed stores or online), 1 teaspoon per half cup of water added to their food.
     
  2. southernbelle54

    southernbelle54 Out Of The Brooder

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    yes they are getting a calcium supplement I will give the tub another try and the vet didn't find any eggs but then I think the vet that was recommended is a quack anyway mine was a vacation and the girls have a appointment the second of april for their yearly check up an vac but thank you for the in put I will give that a try
     
  3. Ren2014

    Ren2014 Blessed Beyond Hope

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  4. Ren2014

    Ren2014 Blessed Beyond Hope

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    Are they both acting the exact same way? Sorry I don't have an answer for you. Mine are doing this to get the drakes attention. Did the Vet give you any ideas what it could be? Are they eating and otherwise acting normal?
     
  5. chickensnewtome

    chickensnewtome Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HELP YA'LL!!! My pekin girl woke up the other day with a horrible caked up eye and today she is wobbling around and blood is coming from her nose! No feed stores are open right now. Please help me!
     
  6. The Howards

    The Howards Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh my, I wish I had some advice for you on this. How is she doing now? Has she gotten into something that she shouldn't have that you can think of? Have you posted in the emergency section? Please do if not, praying your girl gets well.
     
  7. Amiga

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    Sounds like an infection. Give her half an hour in a lukewarm tub and keep her in a relatively warm (45 to 65 degrees) safe place afterward. Make a saline solution half teaspoon salt in a cup of boiling water. Let the water cool to room temperature. Dribble that over her eye and nares. Do the saline four times a day. If you can get a vet's help do so. She may need antibiotics.
     
  8. chickensnewtome

    chickensnewtome Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she made it thru the night, going to go get some antibiotics today for her, and try the salt water. I love my girls and this is breaking my heart!
     
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  9. southernbelle54

    southernbelle54 Out Of The Brooder

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    yes they are both acting the same way as far as walking a few feet then stopping and laying down but only one is limping and yes they are both eating and drinking water and swimming in the pool when they want to but other wise the girls act like they are nesting or something and no the so called vet didn't give me no ideas as to what it might be but they will be going to see their vet on the second of april for their yearly check up
     
  10. Amiga

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    They may have an infection, egg yolk peritonitis, be egg bound. All are serious. If it's egg binding, increasing calcium intake - I use 23% calcium gluconate, a teaspoon per half cup of water added to their food - and giving them time to swim in lukewarm water deep enough to float in could help. I had to take one duck last year to the vet to correct a prolapse and remove an unlaid egg.

    Here is a story of a duck with e.y.p. - it was touch and go for a while.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/833809/urgent-soft-shelled-eggs-and-a-lethargic-duck
     

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