"Sick" Duckling

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mmalarchick, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. mmalarchick

    mmalarchick New Egg

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    I work at a feed store and we got ducklings in yesterday. One of them is much smaller so the others were picking on it (not sure male or female). I brought it home. It drinks but I have to put it near the water. Any tips on getting it to eat? I feel like that would help it perk up a lot. It finally opened it's eyes yesterday afternoon so I feel like it's getting a bit better.
     
  2. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    Make the feed into a soupy mess.....They like it like that....Easier to swallow.....

    Hope it perks up...:)


    Cheers!
     
  3. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    Also you can give it a drink of sugar water......:)
     
  4. mmalarchick

    mmalarchick New Egg

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    Perfect! I'll try that!
     
  5. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    Do you have it under a heat source ?
     
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  6. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    Oh also...;)......You should of brought home two...It could possibly be a bit stressed out all alone....Go back to work and get another Baby.....:)


    Cheers!
     
  7. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    Don't get sick of me...;)
    Also use your fingers at the food and water..Peep and Quack to the Duckling...It stimulates them and they like that sound....

    Quack, quack....Peep, Peep....lol


    Cheers!
     
  8. mmalarchick

    mmalarchick New Egg

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    I never would have thought of that! I'll do that. And I did bring home another small one so I didn't have to worry about "Spike" getting picked on by one of the bigger ducklings. All of the rest of the ducklings were totally fine
     
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    Fantastic...:).......Yes, in your best Quack and Peep..They will love you....lol....Your now Momma Duck to them....Enjoy those little poopers....;).......

    I am glad your helping them....:)


    Cheers!
     
  10. mmalarchick

    mmalarchick New Egg

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    Yeah, my coworkers and I go above and beyond for the chicks and ducklings we get in. I'll keep you posted and let you know how Spike is doing later.
     

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