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Sick Cayuga duck hen, HELP!!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Ibicella, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. Ibicella

    Ibicella Songster

    Nov 13, 2009
    Everett, WA
    Hi folks,

    I have a 1.5 year old mature Cayuga duck hen that's turned up poorly yesterday morning.

    Symptoms are:

    Yellow-green watery diarrhea


    Some clear eye discharge

    Limping, right leg weaker than the other, doesn't seem broken.


    Still interested in mealworms, some feed, but eating very tiredly and not very much.

    I have no idea what to do for her. I have her in my hospital cage. No vets available, HELP!

  2. Virus

    Virus Songster

    May 21, 2015
    It kinda sounds like she has salmonella to me and that she hurt her leg around the same time. I've read that when ducks and chickens get salmonella they get eye infections and are lethargic and of course the diarrhea. They get sick just like us. Even if she doesn't have it you need to make sure she has plenty of water, you can get dehydrated easily when you have diarrhea.

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