Please help duckling emergency

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by BarnDoorClosed, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. BarnDoorClosed

    BarnDoorClosed Chirping

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    I have 3 baby khaki ducklings, 5 weeks old. This evening I found one of the upside down on her back and she could not right herself. I stood her up and now she is very out of it. She couldnt have been that way at most an hour since I last checked them. Now she will not extend her neck out, she is slow when she walks and her whole underside, chest and abdomen looks swollen. When i hold her she just sits calmly, not normal for her! I massaged her neck and she closes her eyes and goes to sleep. She drinks water, but I havent seen her eat, she goes to the food but acts like it hurts to move her neck. I'm hoping she is just sore from being stick upside down?? How do ducks get stuck upside down?? This is my second set and never an issue with the first pair. Any suggestions, advice is greatly appreciated. What do I do for her, look for? Thank you so much!
     
  2. Cayuga momma

    Cayuga momma ♡I'm not crazy, I'm just special♡

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    Pictures and video would help so we can see exactly what she looks like.
    You can try giving her nutri-drench or some B complex. Keep her warm and comfortable.
     
  3. Sound like a possible wry neck. I don't have any experience in this area though. @CayugaJana @Miss Lydia they might be able to help.
     
  4. CayugaJana

    CayugaJana Free Ranging

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    The only time I’ve seen mine upside down is when they had a seizure. Very lethargic for awhile afterwards. Is the neck crooked to the side all the time? Any chance it had a seizure and hit itself on something?
     
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  6. Cayuga momma

    Cayuga momma ♡I'm not crazy, I'm just special♡

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    I am also getting a forum
     
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  7. My 1st aid kit these are two key components I keep.
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    The poly vi sol has to be without iron. Both of these are great vitamins that ducklings sometimes need an extra boost of.
     
  8. Well crap! My tech savvy ways are not that good. Let me try again!
     

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