Anyhow, I'll watch him tomorrow. Here, learn to spot it and what to do…, Antibiotics include a range of powerful drugs that kill bacteria or slow their growth. For either a duck or a drake suffering a prolapse, it’s a good idea to separate them to prevent mating while the prolapse is healing. Treatment for anxiety may include therapy, medication, and lifestyle changes. Call a veterinarian to check the gland for infection. The preen gland, on the other hand, produces oil that ensures the feathers stay waterproof and flexible. I just read your story and I have semi-similar problems with our duck. The disease can affect the joints, respiratory system, oviduct, brain, and meninges. I hate to take him to the vet who ignored my urgent phone calls about my cat but not many avian doctors around here. My home is a menagerie: a selection of animals co-habit with my human family. This leaves the features in disarray and can make it harder for them to dry properly, leaving the features wet and the duck without proper insulation. Domestic duck breeds are generally extremely hardy and don’t often get sick as long as they are fed a healthy diet, given plenty of room to exercise and access to fresh water daily, but there are some fairly common duck diseases that you should be aware of if you raise backyard ducks. Eddie was 5 weeks old and was spending a lot of time sitting down. Please enable Cookies and reload the page. She is also giving us an egg a day. Bird is shivering and appears to be cold; feathers are constantly fluffed. Doesnt want to swim and looks like she is loosing strength on her neck too. Use PoultryDVM Duck Symptom Checker Tool to assist you in ruling out the possible conditions, diseases, or syndromes that your duck might be experiencing. Wry neck is a condition that normally only affects ducklings. )). Isolate the trembling duck from other birds, and inform your veterinarian. Notify me via e-mail if anyone answers my comment. Select signs or select duck … A drake’s penis will fall off anyway in the fall and he grows a new one each spring, so that should correct the problem, in a duck’s case, often the prolapse of her vent will recur and not be able to be successfully treated. A prolapse occurs when a portion of the oviduct pushes outside the duck’s body while she’s laying an egg, or the drake’s penis doesn’t retract after mating. Please help!!! Duck plague is another disease that can be identified in a shivering duck. ). I don't want to loose her, I love her dearly. Wet Feather I dont see the hard part underneath it for it to be bumblefoot.. She is not getting up at all. My two week ducklings accidentally ate some play doh or clay and after that they stopped pooping. They treat bacterial infections, not viruses. Bumblefoot/Staph Infection Another disease that can cause your duck to shiver is Duck Pneumonia. One of the symptoms of sepsis is shivering. No more outside grass for him. Why do dogs shake? I thought it was because he consumes more water. Besides shivering caused by cold temperature in extreme weather, shivering can be a sign that a duck is suffering from a viral or bacterial diseases.