talk about ducks and need some advice

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by duckmom14, Jan 23, 2015.

  1. duckmom14

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    hi i had some ducks and they died i need some advice on special care[​IMG]
     
  2. Twistedfeather

    Twistedfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    in order to help you we would need to know why they died. Did you know the reason or at least the symptoms
     
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    yes they were dehydrated when they came then they drank and the next day we found flappy the duck dead in 1/4├»nch of water the other one died one hour later by a broken neck. i accidentally left her on the bed when i turned around she fell i think she was trying to get to me minutes later she died[​IMG]
     
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  4. Twistedfeather

    Twistedfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so sorry to hear that. I've actually heard many people talk about ducklings dying because of broken necks. When ducklings get dehydrated it takes faster to kill them then it would a full sized ducks not to mention ducks need more water than a chick would because they also use it to clear their upper respiratory tract. It probably made them weaker and when it did go get a drink of water it probably collapsed then drowned in the water. What kind of ducks were they?
     
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    indian runners
     
  6. Twistedfeather

    Twistedfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep since that breed has such a long neck it's fairly common. It's probably because their posture and longer neck that makes it so fragile. (All necks are fragile at least)
     
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    ducks are cute
     
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    i hope u love them [​IMG]
     
  9. Twistedfeather

    Twistedfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I probably will I want choclates or blacks. Are you going to be purchasing more?
     
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    yes were geting 3 more black,chocolate,and fawn and white[​IMG]
     

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