Sick duckling

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by amyami, Mar 11, 2017.

  1. amyami

    amyami Just Hatched

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    Went and got my two crested ducklings and the lady at the feed store had a new arrival of ducklings, long story short I bought an unfortunate duckling that after I looked on here thinking it's wry neck, he holds his neck curved under, but I'm really not so sure. He can at times hold it up and then it's almost like a seizure or something because his bead drops and neck turns upside down under him and be falls back and almost like gets stuck in that position.I have him on electrolytes and I bought him some polyvisol for babies. Any help greatly appreciated! Thanks!
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    @amyami so sweet of you to take this duckling it probably wouldn't have made it at the feed store. Maybe you can get some info here

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/761308/peking-duckling-with-crooked-neck-help you can also take a towel make into a donut shape and place the duckling down into it with food and water close by so it can be helped to remain upright but can get to it's feed and water. Be careful around water though.
     
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  3. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Take it back......Or get a refund.....Crested Ducklings can have brain damage.....I'm not 100% on the condition but do know they can have brain issues.....

    Poor Baby...:(
     
  4. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    I think Pyxis has replied to this condition?...I can not tag with this ipad...Grrrr!:(
     
  5. amyami

    amyami Just Hatched

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    He is not a crested, I just picked him up to help him survive, he is a Pekin duck, because he is all yellow, he was hatchery choice they ordered so I could order my male and female crested and not pay shipping.
     
  6. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Oh......Poor Baby.....

    I have no idea then?........Call the store.......:(
     
  7. amyami

    amyami Just Hatched

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    He is a Pekin duck, my crested ducks are happy and healthy, they got him from hatcheries choice.
     
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    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Sad for sure....was he sick when you took him?......:(
     
  9. amyami

    amyami Just Hatched

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    Yep, the lady new he would not make it at the store, she couldn't stay by his side and she knew if he could be helped I would be the one to do it. Crazy duck lady! So cute they are running on top of me, he looks down when he runs. He will be fine if I get him on the right stuff that he needs.
     
  10. amyami

    amyami Just Hatched

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    That's why I'm on here, saved my last duck thanks to you all on this site!
     

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