Verry worrided about my newly recieved ducklings!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by hunterkipferl, Feb 15, 2014.

  1. hunterkipferl

    hunterkipferl Out Of The Brooder

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    I ordered ducks and chicks I got them yesterday the 14th. 2 ducks so far this has happened to. They were walking fine eating drinking then all of a sudden they would try to stand and walk and couldn't...just wiggle around, lay on their side and die? the brooder stays at a steady 95 degrees i clean it out once a day and they have plenty of food and water. the water has the save-a-chick electrolytes and minerals in it. I don't know what happening but I need help.
     
  2. hunterkipferl

    hunterkipferl Out Of The Brooder

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    Also I ordered from Ideal Poultry
     
  3. Joshua G

    Joshua G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is strange I have not had that happen with my chicks.
    Have you contacted Ideal Poultry? Hatcheries usually guarantee their fowl for the first 48 hours.
     
  4. hunterkipferl

    hunterkipferl Out Of The Brooder

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    I have to wait until Monday but I am definitely going to call
     
  5. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Ducklings require more niacin than chicks do, so what are you feeding them?

    You should also post over in the Duck forum for more experienced help.
     
  6. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    This is a good question. What are they being fed?

    I am sorry that would be quite upsetting. I raise my ducklings on a multi purpose/all flock and basic water. All have thrived.. i am pretty simplistic with my methods here.

    Have you seen this sticky? some good basic duckling brooding info, and do stop by the ducky section. [​IMG]

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/750869/raising-and-caring-for-ducklings#post_10611711
     
  7. pawtraitart

    pawtraitart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ducklings will drink too much water. It is advisable to let them drink only a bit at a time for the fist day. They can essentially get water "poisoning". This is more common with mallard/pekin type ducklings than other breeds. Also, make sure there is a cooler spot in your brooder, say 80 degrees or so.
     

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