Whats Wrong With my Duckling?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Grumpypantsmomma, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. Grumpypantsmomma

    Grumpypantsmomma Songster

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    My order of ducklings arrived @ 5:00 am yesterday morning! I ordered 16 unsexed chicks got 17, 8 Welsh Harlequin & 8 Buff + an extra buff! I lost 2 a couple hours after their arrival and another one this afternoon! But this little duckling had a wet booty so I flipped it over for a few seconds to look at its booty, to discover it had a swollen vent with a lot of clear liquid coming out. when I had it upside down it made a farting noise with more liquid coming out, Could it be a Duckling that was sexed but was undetermined and thrown in the unsexed bin? or is something else wrong with it? I have already lost 3 babies and don't want to lose this one. Metzer only gauranty's them for 20 hours and I am afraid I am going to lose this one to! I have seen it eat and drink, eat less then drinks, I can tell its very uncomfortable! Please any help would be awesome!
    Sorry my camera is horrible and I don't want to mess with the duckling any more right now that it was finally able to get comfortable!
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  2. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    Hard to know exactly what the photo is showing- but good that the duckling is passing something. With some cotton balls dipped in warm water gentle wipe its bottom for a while- it will help relax it and hopefully allow and other matter to pass. It sounds like its blocked up a bit- so it might need this done a few times.

    Best of luck with the little one.
     
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  3. Grumpypantsmomma

    Grumpypantsmomma Songster

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    O.k I will try that and try getting a better picture this afternoon!
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    How is your ducklings today? and pic.
     

  5. Grumpypantsmomma

    Grumpypantsmomma Songster

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  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    I'm sorry to hear about your duckling. [​IMG]
     
  7. Grumpypantsmomma

    Grumpypantsmomma Songster

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    Thanks!
     

  8. desertdarlene

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    Oh how sad. I hope you get a refund for that one, too. It's possible that it looked OK when it was shipped, but got worse in transit.
     

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