Rouen female blew up like a balloon

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by weebles&wobblesmom, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. weebles&wobblesmom

    weebles&wobblesmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 2 yr old Rouen female and she all of the sudden she swelled up like someone stuck an air hose in her and filled her up with air. She's still eating and drinking and acting fine.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. MamaDoodle

    MamaDoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have any pictures? :/
     
  3. weebles&wobblesmom

    weebles&wobblesmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not yet. I was going to get some today.
     
  4. weebles&wobblesmom

    weebles&wobblesmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's actually hard to tell that she's swollen, but she is.
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    When was the last time she laid an egg?

    you say she is acting normal how does her body feel does it feel like there is fluid under her skin in her abdomen?
     
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  6. weebles&wobblesmom

    weebles&wobblesmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is 2 yrs old and I have 5 Pekins so I dont know when she actually laid an egg. From what I can tell, it's fluid under her skin. She doesnt hold still long enough for me to give her a "good" check over. She's eating, drinking and acting normal.
     
  7. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I would get her to a vet if at all possible. She may have an infection. Quackers recently had one, and responded well to antibiotics.

    But this could be serious.

    She also could have parasites, or a fungal infection. Sounds from your original post that this was rapid. So I don't think she is overweight.

    A more benign possibility is that she ate something that produced a lot of gas in her tummy. Probiotics might help if it's an intestinal flora imbalance.
     
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  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I agree with Amiga .
     

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