Sick "Runt"

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by JennR85, May 7, 2017.

  1. JennR85

    JennR85 New Egg

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    I have had adult ducks for about a year, I grew up with chickens but ducks are a new experience for me. Anyway, we purchased some khaki campbell ducklings yesterday. They are about 10 days old, but one duckling hatched three days later than his peers and is smaller. He/She seemed to be doing well and then this morning we discovered it laying on it's back in their water. We took it out and are warming it separately. Poor thing is trying to stand on its own but can't and keeps laying down.

    Is the poor little thing doomed? Suggestions on what to do? We will be keeping it separate.
     
  2. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    How deep is the water he was stuck in?....Possibly aspirated water into its lungs?....Let it rest....

    Best wishes...:)
     
  3. JennR85

    JennR85 New Egg

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    That's what I'm afraid of. The water is about 1/2" deep. Thanks, btw.
     
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  4. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Don't panic yet...He might just of tired himself out struggling....Let him sleep....
     
  5. JennR85

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    Unfortunately the little thing didn't make it. Thanks for responding though. [​IMG]
     
  6. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    So sorry.....:(
     

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