BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Other BackYard Poultry › Ducks › Unsteady duck
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Unsteady duck

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
I have a problem with one of my pekins. She came out of their house having trouble walking. Her head is kinda shaking a little. She's still alert, just can't seem to keep her balance. She's over a year old. All of the other ducks seem to be fine. Any thoughts?
Mom of 3 Labradors, 3 Turkeys, and Too Many Chickens to Count.
Reply
Mom of 3 Labradors, 3 Turkeys, and Too Many Chickens to Count.
Reply
post #2 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by ihavechicks View Post

I have a problem with one of my pekins. She came out of their house having trouble walking. Her head is kinda shaking a little. She's still alert, just can't seem to keep her balance. She's over a year old. All of the other ducks seem to be fine. Any thoughts?

This time of year with laying season getting started we always have to ask when she laid last or could she have gotten into anything toxic? 

 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

http://www.faithpot.com/you-cover-me/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email...

Reply

 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

http://www.faithpot.com/you-cover-me/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email...

Reply
post #3 of 7

Miss Lydia and I think alike - could be toxicity, egg binding, conceivably she could have been overmated if there's a drake.

Please PM me, or use @Amiga in the message if you would like to hear from me soon.  

Reply

Please PM me, or use @Amiga in the message if you would like to hear from me soon.  

Reply
post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 
I was originally thinking that my drake got too rough with her. She looked pretty tattered when she came out of the house.
Mom of 3 Labradors, 3 Turkeys, and Too Many Chickens to Count.
Reply
Mom of 3 Labradors, 3 Turkeys, and Too Many Chickens to Count.
Reply
post #5 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by ihavechicks View Post

I was originally thinking that my drake got too rough with her. She looked pretty tattered when she came out of the house.

I'd separate her and him and see if that helps perk her up they can be pretty rough on the girls, if you have some poultry vitamins I'd give her some for a few days.   if you have more females though you'll need to keep close eye on them too.  Seems sometimes drakes have special girls they tend to show why too much affection[and I use the term lightly]

 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

http://www.faithpot.com/you-cover-me/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email...

Reply

 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

http://www.faithpot.com/you-cover-me/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email...

Reply
post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 
I have 1 drake with 6 girls. He does have his 2 favorites and she's one of them.
Mom of 3 Labradors, 3 Turkeys, and Too Many Chickens to Count.
Reply
Mom of 3 Labradors, 3 Turkeys, and Too Many Chickens to Count.
Reply
post #7 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by ihavechicks View Post

I have 1 drake with 6 girls. He does have his 2 favorites and she's one of them.

Maybe give those 2 some time away from him so he spreads his mating out better and your one girl won't have to be by herself. Try to keep them where they can all see each other though it will make putting them back easier.

 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

http://www.faithpot.com/you-cover-me/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email...

Reply

 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

http://www.faithpot.com/you-cover-me/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email...

Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Ducks
BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Other BackYard Poultry › Ducks › Unsteady duck