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sick duckling please help

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by alexarae, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. alexarae

    alexarae In the Brooder

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    today i recieved four baby ducks in the mail. 2 pekin 2 campbell. one pekin seems very weak and it is having a very hard time walking. it wont eat and will not drink very much. it was doing fine this morning but now its seems very ill and my vet cannot see her till friday. please help me save her
     

  2. alexarae

    alexarae In the Brooder

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    please please pleae someone give me some advice on what to do
     
  3. The Duck ABC's

    The Duck ABC's Songster

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    Being in the mail is very stressful, and some won't recover. The best you can do is have plenty of water available, but don't force it to drink it. You can mix some food with the water, a teaspoon of yogurt, and a tiny bit of sugar, it needs to be really liquid. Dip the beak in it and make it take one swallow. Wait 3 hours before you repeat it. You can also go to Walmart or similar store and get Polyvisol drops without iron for infants. Give it 2-3 times per day one drop into the mouth. That is really all you can do and hope for the best. Good luck.
     
  4. alexarae

    alexarae In the Brooder

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    thank you so much.
    also do you think i should leave it with the other ducklings or move it to a seperate area?
    good luck with your book:)
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Quote:If they aren't picking on it, I'd let it stay, it will be just more stressful if you take it from it's mates.
     
  6. alexarae

    alexarae In the Brooder

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    ok thanks
     
  7. alexarae

    alexarae In the Brooder

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    thank you for the help with the sick duckling, sadly she passed this morning
     

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