URGENT sick duckling!!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jenniemig, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. jenniemig

    jenniemig Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I started a new thread hoping to get more responses. I just picked them up, they've been in shipping since Monday at 4p.m. 1 was DOA, 1 is VERY sick, and 2 seem OK.

    The healthier 2 are drinking and trying to eat. The 1 duck one is laying down, labored breathing, and will not move much. I have attempted to hydrate with little drops of water. She swallows some, but bubbles some out of her nose. I am afraid I am going to make things worse by force feeding her water. She feels VERY thin and her little feet are shriveled up, I'm assuming because she is so dehydrated.

    Note: I have Quick Chick in the water.

    Please, I need advice ASAP!
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    jenniemig, I saw your update on the other thread. Sad about losing the two. There is nothing I can say to make it better.

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    Keep up with lukewarm water for the other two, I would give them a little food, crumbles moistened to oatmeal consistency, just a tiny bit at first - they are hungry, and I would not want them to gorge themselves. Those are my thoughts, anyway, start them off carefully. You have the sav-a-chick or gro-gel or similar, so keep using that today.

    I pray the other two make it, and have a long healthy life with you.
     
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    HollyDuckFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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