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Unwell ducklings help!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Yuan, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. Yuan

    Yuan Hatching

    Sep 18, 2016
    I found 3 ducklings by the roadside. I researched and found them to be whistling ducks. They are 3 weeks old now. Two of them weigh 27grams but the other one weighs only 21grams. They've been eating and drinking well but i notice the lighter one isn't gaining weight as quickly as others. I noticed it has trouble eating or swallowing. Whenever it pecks on the veges it will shake its head and keep on scratching the bottom of it beak and opening its mouth like something is stuck. I don't know what to do. I've never taken care of ducklings.

  2. Provide grit and make pieces smaller...Are they eating Non-medicated Chick feed or Duck starter? Enough water to dunk their heads to keep the nostrils clear....

    Ducklings are easy if cared for properly...If you want contact a local wildlife office and they will rehab the babies also...

    Good luck..
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2016

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