Question for the duck folks?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cthrash1, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Somerset, KY
    I think one of my Call drakes is not feeling very well. He isn't taking real good care of himself for the last week and is just not himself. He eats and drinks and stays with the rest of the group of 6, but he just doesn't seem right ya know? And a few days ago one of the other drakes(I guess the top dog) was threatening this ill lookiing one with his beak opened. He doesn't feel thin or light or anything like that...I'm new to ducks though so don't know what to do. Should I give electrolites or an antibiotic or something?
     
  2. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    An antibiotic is only for infections.

    I have no idea why your duck would act this way, hopefully someone else will have an idea.

    Go ahead and try giving electrolytes to see if it perks him up a bit.

    Good luck!
     
  3. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Somerset, KY
    Thanks I'll do that tomorrow...Was just afraid to do anything without asking for advice first.
     

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