peking duck- can't stand

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Rinboonies, Oct 7, 2014.

  1. Rinboonies

    Rinboonies New Egg

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    came home from work, duck was in pool. she did not get out when fed everyone. when I took her out of the pool she could not stand. what has happened. she was fine before I went to work this morning. what would cause this. I do not want to lose her, put in a separate pen for now. the other duck is fine and my chickens show no signs of anything. help!
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    She may be egg bound - very gently see if you can feel anything inside near the vent.

    I would put her into a tub of lukewarm water deep enough to float in - the warm water may help her relax and let go if it is an egg.

    She could also have an infection that has gone undetected till now - a vet is a really good idea.

    She may have injured her legs - an Epsom salt compress may help.

    I would keep her quiet, look her over very carefully, put her where there is fresh water and food and where she is safe.
     

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