Sluggish Duck URGENT NOT MOVING

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by BirdNerd101, Mar 12, 2015.

  1. BirdNerd101

    BirdNerd101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, today ny hen was kind of moving extremly sluggishly around the yard and it was using its wings for balance. Now its laying down inside anlmost dazed and it wont move and is laying with its feet sticking out behind it. I dont know what is wrong. What should i do!
     
  2. Kaessa

    Kaessa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have an avian vet nearby? Can you take her to the vet?
     
  3. BirdNerd101

    BirdNerd101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The nearest vet is 4 hours away
     
  4. Kaessa

    Kaessa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yikes. I don't know, hopefully someone with more experience than me can answer! Sorry. :(
     
  5. Amykins

    Amykins Overrun With Chickens

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    It could be anything from metal poisoning to the final stages of an infection. It's impossible to know without an examination. If you want to save her life, best get driving.
     
  6. BirdNerd101

    BirdNerd101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I felt up the vent and it is egg bound.
     
  7. Amykins

    Amykins Overrun With Chickens

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    If it's severe to the point where she is no longer moving, then she could require surgery.
     
  8. BirdNerd101

    BirdNerd101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I let her soak and she stopd up and is now kind of walking around! She ate and drank a little bit and is cleaning herself. Now we just need an egg!
     
  9. Amykins

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    Will she let you hold her? She needs to get that egg out, and I'm not sure she can do it on her own.
     
  10. BirdNerd101

    BirdNerd101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes i can hold her, i have been giving her soaks. What do u think i should do?
     

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