Sick duck??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Reavou, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. Reavou

    Reavou Hatching

    Nov 30, 2013
    Suttons Bay, MI
    Hi anyone who can help me!
    The past two days I've noticed one of my pekin ducks seems sick. Even my husband noticed and he doesn't pay much attention to them. The duck is way slower than the other 3, closes it's eyes a lot, lethargic, and looks thin compared to the others. It's living quarters is inside a coop at night and free range during the day with access to a small pond (since it's in the sun algae does grow quickly, I once a week bucket the water out and clean the tarp and replace with fresh water). They eat an all flock crumble food and They are about 3 mo old.
    Can anyone help me?!?
  2. rlmitchell

    rlmitchell In the Brooder

    May 20, 2013
    We had a sick girl this spring who was just being lethargic, kind of kept to herself, and was generally just not acting her normal self. We started bringing her into the house a couple times a day and force feeding her water with electrolytes and vitamins, watermelon, worms, baker's yeast sprinkled on peas, and she made a turn around within a week or so. No idea what it was that was causing her to be sick, or exactly which thing cured her, but......hope your duck makes a recovery :(

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