In the Brooder
- Sep 6, 2014
I have a 7 week old Rouen and it is not eating or drinking. All it does is lay there and "sleep" I have separated it from my other ducklings. It's head is tucked into its body it doesn't seem to be able to walk. I did Clem the house and found some maggots but I don't see any on it in any spot. It was fine then all of a sudden it was like this. Normally these babies are afraid of people and you can't get too close. They go crazy in their house when you come out which means this one could have been run over. I have tried to get it to drink water but I'm afraid of pneumonia cause it won't tilt it's head back to swallow. I have tried Epsom salt soaks which it will stick its beak into and move around a bit. Tried giving it yogurt, apples and charcoal but I don't think I'm getting anything into it. It has been two days and I don't know what to do anymore. When it goes to move it doesn't stand it only pushes with is feet and sort of crawls.