Pure Saxony Duckling

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by HermTheDuck, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. HermTheDuck

    HermTheDuck New Egg

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    Hello I have a 4 week old Saxony duckling and recently he wouldn't eat his duck food so I gave him egg to give him a boost and now he is Sort of eating it. But I have just noticed that his skin on his chest is turning pink/red is there something wrong with him? What do I do? I love him so much
     
  2. subhanalah

    subhanalah Overrun With Chickens

    Did you give him grit when you gave him non processed foods?
     
  3. HermTheDuck

    HermTheDuck New Egg

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    I don't think so... What is grit and is it bad that I didn't?
     
  4. subhanalah

    subhanalah Overrun With Chickens

    They need grit to properly "chew" their food for proper digestion. I would sprinkle it on his food if he's still eating and if not offer a small bowl of it. I'm not sure what to do about the redness or swelling. Hopefully someone with more experience can guide you in proper treatment and evaluation.
     
  5. HermTheDuck

    HermTheDuck New Egg

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    Thank you so much :)
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Does it look like some one may be chewing on him/her ducklings will do things like this to each other, using something like triple antibiotic or Veterycin spray but a pic would really be nice. [​IMG]
     
  7. HermTheDuck

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    No he's the only duckling I have. I think it's getting better on its own. I can't see it anymore
     
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    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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