Urgent help please.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by iFairyx, May 22, 2012.

  1. iFairyx

    iFairyx Chirping

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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?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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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.
     
    Last edited: May 22, 2012
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    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?
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    How did she make out?
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

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  6. iFairyx

    iFairyx Chirping

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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
     
  7. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    I'm so sorry for your loss.
     
  8. iFairyx

    iFairyx Chirping

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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.
     
  9. Just reebok

    Just reebok Chirping

    So sorry for your loss.
     
  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Thank you for letting us know. and so sorry [​IMG]. now how about some pics of the rest.. [​IMG]
     

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