Pekin duckling sick

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by frankntine, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. frankntine

    frankntine New Egg

    Apr 2, 2009
    Orange County
    Hi everyone. I am new to this forum and I am finding out alot of info reading old posts.

    We have a small farm in Orange Cty NY. We hatched 3 Pekins almost 2 weeks ago. I had trouble keeping the humidity high enough for the duck eggs but they did pip but had trouble for approx. 10 hours. One was able to hatch on her own but the other two we carefully helped out. However now one especially has very weak legs and the others are stumbling to different degrees. Also they seem to have labored breathing.

    I have treated them with terrymyacin powder in their water and have been supervising their swimming - hoping to build their leg strength.

    Any suggestions would be extremely helpful?!?!

  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] from TN
    Sorry I cant help you out with your duck problem. If you will post this question in the waterfowl section Im sure you will get the help you need.
  3. frankntine

    frankntine New Egg

    Apr 2, 2009
    Orange County
    Thank you for your response. I did repost in that section when I realized that this went to the new member post. Hopefully someone will be able to help me out.

  4. n-da-woods

    n-da-woods Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2009
    North Carolina
    Hello and [​IMG] from NC
  5. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    [​IMG], Christine!

    Glad to have you here! [​IMG]
  6. ChickBond 007

    ChickBond 007 Licensed to Cull

    Feb 26, 2009
    Madison County, Iowa
    [​IMG] Welcome from Iowa!
    Keep reading, you'll learn so much here!

    Check the waterfowl section, lots of answers there.

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