Wry neck I think... please help

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Frost1974, Jun 15, 2019.

  1. Frost1974

    Frost1974 In the Brooder

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    We have 4. Ducklings about 6-7 weeks old.... the littlest one has gotten a big lump on the side of his/her neck and we don’t know what to do ... we’ve tried some things but nothing really seems to help. It is still eating some, a lot of peas, and drinking and walking fine ....... we just don’t know and we would like some help thank you in advance for your help 8C30D4F4-DB98-4B4E-B313-3D1CC5752833.jpeg 882B0D43-D2B5-4EA2-AC20-BB1A65E8F5D8.jpeg 4AF7BF3A-68FD-4F22-B880-977CD0CCBBD7.jpeg A47B480E-2009-4FB9-87E9-ADC79F1994C0.jpeg
     
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  2. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    Not Wry Neck, maybe some feed stuck in the throat.
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    How does the lump feel?
     
  4. Frost1974

    Frost1974 In the Brooder

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    Thanks for responding.... it feels smooth, but hard
     
  5. Frost1974

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    We’ve tried massaging the area to try to help. So what steps should I take to fix? Or should we just let nature course? I guess we just don’t want it to die, the other 3 are doing great
     
  6. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    Few drops of mineral oil down the throat can help pass blockages.
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Do the duckling have deep water container so they can dunk and drink from it? What are you feeding besides a lot of peas? And how long has the duckling been like this?hows the breathe smell?
     
  8. Frost1974

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    Yes they do and plenty of deep water, we feed them stater chick feed, the one that was recommended at purchase so I trust it..... we are thinking now that we got a coop for them it’s eating too much grass.... thanks for your help
     
  9. Frost1974

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    Ok thanks we will try that
     
  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Make sure to put it down the right hole or it can go in the lungs.
     
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