Sick baby duck

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by luanderson, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. luanderson

    luanderson New Egg

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    My baby duck got wet then sick. I have nursed her back but the last three days she isn't using her right very well.
     
  2. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, luanderson, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us! X2 on the advice above. Hope your duck gets better!
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Happy you joined!
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] was she injured?
     
  6. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    Using her right what?
     
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  7. luanderson

    luanderson New Egg

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    Baby duck was not injured but was very weak. She seemed to be getting stronger, walking 10 feet or so then 2 days ago she stopped using her R leg. She can stand if helped but doesn't walk.
     
  8. luanderson

    luanderson New Egg

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  9. bluejeans

    bluejeans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you could try antibiotics at your own risk. 2 ground up garlic cloves just so you can get a ' little' anti biotic juice out of them ..
    put the little bit of garlic juce in a quart of water add a raw l honey table spoon or so. also.. mix up

    OPEN ducks bill
    give a couple teaspoon of the mixture .
    if duck was just hatched give one tea spoon
    let duckling drink the rest of it as she wants..
    if duckling dies or gets sicker it didnt work to good
    or it was used to late. any way

    just forget who told you to try it ok[​IMG]
     
  10. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    I hope your duckling is doing better. I would think it most likely that she injured the leg somehow. Make sure she can get food and water, and that the other ducks do not push her around - you may have to separate her maybe with a friend to keep her company. Hope she does well.
     

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