Is her umbillicus okay? - Page 14
Featured Stories on BackYard Chickens
one of her legs (the one she stands on) has bulked up like its supposed to but the other one is still small and colorless. I don't think it's dehydration because now her poop is how it's supposed to be and she's pooping more as well. I felt around on her leg and that's the part she flinches at when I touch.
What part of her leg does she flinch when you touch it? you may just have to reconcile yourself to having a special needs duck. They can do real well as long as they get the care and treatment they need. Hows her bill looking today? I may have given you this but it has good info on perosis slipped tendon.
https://sites.google.com/a/poultrypedia.com/poultrypedia/poultry-podiatry if you scroll down you'll see the info on slipped tendon
Edited by Miss Lydia - 12/7/15 at 2:11pm
I didn't see this until now how is your duckling? @lovelyducklings
She'll need a deep enough bowl she can reach down and scoop up her feed . It's much better for the bottom to be longer than the the top to be, she should be able to scoop her feed up with longer bill on bottom.
That is the purpose of giving them feed in a deeper bowl so they can scoop up with bottom bill. I know it's not normal, how is she doing when eating is she able to eat okay?
Do you mean the part of her leg right above her foot? looks a little swollen.
as for the clicking you said last night she had water draining out her nare she may have sucked some water down into her air sac[equivalent of lungs in humans]does her nostril[nare] looked clogged or is it open? another question when you had her in water last night does she use her bum leg at all?