Pekin with droopy head- has anyone seen this before?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by zoomomma, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. zoomomma

    zoomomma New Egg

    Oct 26, 2010
    We just came home and one of our male adult pekin ducks( about 9 months old) was just sitting there looking sick. His head was kind of hanging there. We brought him in and he's sitting in a box holding his head normally most of the time, but if something startles him he attempts to get away. He apparently cannot walk well- although no injuries are present. After he tries to move then his head will hang like he's dying. But in a minute he'll just sit there holding it up okay again. He must have just walked up into the yard from the creek with the rest of he ducks.He did not exhibit any problems before this and nothing has changed as far as food or housing His bill feels very warm like he might have a fever and a little water is draining from the nostrils. Has anyone seen this behavior before?
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2010
  2. Chicken Frenzie

    Chicken Frenzie Chicken Whisperer

    Nov 2, 2010
    Yes! My female pekin duck had this same thing! He ate an onion, or something in that family. Those make them poinsened, don't worry. Mine didn't die, so your probably wont. Put force feed him water, (Hold both sides of his mouth kind of hard and his break will open;don't droun him! pour in only a ltitle bit of water at a time) Mine lasted about one day, the next morning she was fine. Stay by her side until you need to go to bed, and see what happens the next day. He still could be all weary, but good luck hope I helped! [​IMG]

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