Pekin is not well.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Jeniep, Nov 23, 2016.

  1. Jeniep

    Jeniep Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a male Pekin that is about 4 or 5 years old. He had a very bad limp a few weeks ago. I confined him for ten days and he seemed to do better. Unfortunately he seems very lethargic now although he is eating a drinking. He spends a lot of time sleeping by himself but does join others in the pond once during the day. He is still a bit gimpy but not like he was previously. I couldn't find any wounds on him. Any ideas?
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Sounds to me like he may have a systemic infection. I would get him to a vet if at all possible.

    You could at least have a fecal sample examined.

    If he has a serious infection, he needs medicine right away.
     
  3. Jeniep

    Jeniep Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for your help. Sounds like good advice!
     

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