Urgent help please.

iFairyx

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Hi there,

One of my alyesbury ducklings has caught her head in their run, she now keeps holding her head right back,
and her eyes are bloodshot.

Is there anything I can do to help her?
 

sourland

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She is probably in shock right now. Keep her in a dark quiet place. You might offer some water just in case she is dehydrated.

Electrolytes provided orally via a syringe might also help - don't overdo for right now, just try to calm her down.
 
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Miss Lydia

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She is probably in shock right now. Keep her in a dark quiet place. You might offer some water just in case she is dehydrated.

Electrolytes provided orally via a syringe might also help - don't overdo for right now, just try to calm her down.
Does she have any visual wounds to her head or neck? I agree with sourland she probably is in shock and needs to be kept as quiet as possible. How long do you think she may have been that way?
 

iFairyx

Chirping
8 Years
Aug 3, 2011
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England
Hi everyone,

Sadly as I was putting her into her bed for the night she died :'( I guess the only comfort
was that she died in my arms and not on her own in a dark room....

On brighter news, the other 5 ducklings have grown so much! They've lost most of their yellow fluff and now have
white fluff/feathers.

Thank-you all for your advice, at least I'll know what to do should I ever be in a similar situation.

iFairy x
 

iFairyx

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Thank-you <3

At least she isn't in pain now (don't get me wrong I cried like a small child when she died, but shes not suffering anymore).....

You win some you lose some, sadly thats the way it goes sometimes with animals.
 

Miss Lydia

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Hi everyone,

Sadly as I was putting her into her bed for the night she died :'( I guess the only comfort
was that she died in my arms and not on her own in a dark room....

On brighter news, the other 5 ducklings have grown so much! They've lost most of their yellow fluff and now have
white fluff/feathers.

Thank-you all for your advice, at least I'll know what to do should I ever be in a similar situation.

iFairy x
Thank you for letting us know. and so sorry
. now how about some pics of the rest..
 

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