Pekin hen acting weird

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Little duck farm, Jul 22, 2019.

  1. Little duck farm

    Little duck farm Chirping

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    My pekin hen is acting weird she tucks her tail down and falls forward and like dives her head into the ground like she is unbalanced. And then her tail is tucked under. Can someone help, I was thinking egg bound but not sure
     

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  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Mary Did You Know....

    How long has she been like this? Is a vet an option? Is she drinking and eating? Go to TSC and pick up some Calcium Gluconate if she is eating mix 1.2ml for a 6 lb duck or .2mlper pound of duck. to get her to take full dose put it over something she really enjoys but only enough treat she gets full dose of the calcium. This will help her pass the egg do this 2X a day. Let her soak in a nice warm tub of water also. Keep her up so you can monitor her also. The vet can also give her an injection to help the egg pas if it is egg bound. How old is she and when did she lay last?
     
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  3. Little duck farm

    Little duck farm Chirping

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    Thank you I will do that, we don’t have a vet in our area for ducks
     
  4. DuckyDonna

    DuckyDonna Free Ranging

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    Yes, please do that. I have one of my girls that is very prone to this. @Miss Lydia told me about this, I used it and I now even keep a backup bottle on hand. It's great stuff.
     
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  5. quackiemama

    quackiemama Free Ranging

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    I hope your girl passes her egg :fl You are in good hands here!
     
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  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Mary Did You Know....

    How is she today?
     

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