runner ducks dying and don't know how to treat them

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by cgjsmith, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. cgjsmith

    cgjsmith Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 6, 2007
    I've been told not to medicate ducks but I'm pretty sure they are dying to coccidia. Or something that is in the ground. Can I give them sulfate? or something to help them get over this? thanks Crystal
  2. Lucky Ducky

    Lucky Ducky Chillin' With My Peeps

    You can medicate your ducks. Some medicated feeds are bad for ducks but you can worm them if they need it.
  3. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2009
    Northern California
    You can medicate ducks, but I'm pretty sure you don't want to use sulfa drugs. Try using whey powder, grated apples, apple cider vinegar, and yogurt for now.
  4. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    I believe they need amprolium. It is the "med" in medicated chick starter, and it can be given to ducks. It is the treatment for cocci.

    It used to be you could not feed ducks medicated feed but that was before they changed the med to amprolium.

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