Sick duck :(

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by duckmommacorrine, Apr 7, 2018.

  1. duckmommacorrine

    duckmommacorrine In the Brooder

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    I just got ducks for the first time, they are about 9 weeks old. I am a feed specialist at Tractor Supply so I'm pretty well acquainted with animal feed, especially poultry.
    My little one, Taco, is acting strange. She isn't walking right and is stumbling. She is also opening her mouth but is not making any sound. Her poops are basically water, not even the slightest bit brown and no consistency.
    What can i do for her?
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Welcome to BYC! Some questions for you...
    1. What are you feeding her?
    2. What is the date code on the bag?
    3. Can you take her to a vet? A vet could check her poop for parasites, protozoa, bacteria, and yeast.
    4. Are you supplementing any niacin?
    5. Can you post pictures of her poop and a video of her?
    Several things could be causing this. :(
     
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  3. duckmommacorrine

    duckmommacorrine In the Brooder

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    I am feeding her Purina Flock Raiser Crumbles and the date code on the bag is March, the manufacturing date. I have considered a vet, I live right next to one. I haven't supplemented any Niacin, but if that would help I can get some. I will try to get a picture of the poop but I am worried about taking her out of the pen, she is shaking a lot and I am unsure if shes cold or what. I have attached the best picture i have of her right now.
     

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  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    It would be best to place her in a warm room, 80-85 degrees is ideal, but watch for signs of overheating. Flock Raiser should have enough niacin, but some people have had similar problems that went away after they gave supplemental niacin. A vet really is your best choice because if it's a bacterial infection you will need antibiotics.

    Is she drinking enough water?
    Is she eating?
     
  5. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Water deep enough to dunk it's head?..Eating shavings?..
    Grit and possibly margarine to get it unblocked?
    Is Feed and water available 24/7?...
     
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  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    How long has she been like this. At 9 weeks I don't think she'd be eating shavings but where are you keeping her could she have gotten into something toxic is her neck limber wings limber?
     
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