Question Tipping and wobbly **HELP NEEDED**

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Tipping and wobbly **HELP NEEDED**

Post by Maximus » Sun Aug 28, 2016 6:23 pm

My blue Swedish duckling got stung by a bunch of wasps yesterday morning. He must of found a nest and bothered it because they were all over him chasing him out of the bush and he was running full speed.

I had to take a stiff broom to him to get most of them off. Poor little guy.

The last two days he's been wobbly on his feet and tipsy. Will easily fall over. I have him on stress aid to help him.

Any suggestions? I see a wee bit of improvement since yesterday but not enough that I feel he is out of the woods.

He's eating and drinking fine, he just looks like a wobbly drunk walking about.

Thanks.
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Post by madison174 » Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:13 pm

No suggestions, I'm not that knowledgeable with ducks..but I hope he does okay!
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Post by WLLady » Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:50 pm

I dont know what benadryl will do to a duck....

I just read on line that an adult duck can get 1/2 ml of childrens benadryl...might be worth a try if you think the stings have done it. People online have used it for fire ant attacks in ducks....

I have zero experience with it...
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Post by Maximus » Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:12 pm

I have children's on hand. I will give him some in the morning. Hopefully that helps. Thanks!!!
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Post by Silkie Sue » Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:28 am

how awful... poor little guy, hope that works for you
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Post by Maximus » Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:56 am

I went out and gave him benedryl last night . Also this morning, another dose. He seems a bit better, but still wobbly, but I haven't seen him fall over so that's good. I sure hope he feels better soon.
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Post by Killerbunny » Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:51 am

Fingers crossed for the poor little guy.
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Post by madison174 » Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:46 pm

Not worse is better, fingers crossed he turns the corner on it soon!
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Post by windwalkingwolf » Mon Aug 29, 2016 1:29 pm

Try letting him have a swim in some water with vinegar in it, wouldn't hurt if his drinking water was acidic as well...might help neutralize the alkaline wasp venom.
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Post by Maximus » Mon Aug 29, 2016 1:56 pm

Great idea. I will do that tomorrow when he comes out of the coop. He stresses and runs crazy when I try to get him.

I don't want him to break a leg. :( that will be the straw that breaks the ducks back.
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