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Foot problem in a 3 week old duckling

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I have a 3 week old duckling (6 of them actually) there's one that's smaller than the others and has a hard time walking. I tried splinting the legs like you do with spraddle leg but it doesn't seem to help. It is receiving brewer's yeast, not on a slippery surface, I'm cutting its food with oats. I'm doing everything right but it's not getting better. Any advice?


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Another picture of it. It's like it isn't using its "ankles"

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That looks like slipped Achilles tendons, unfortunately. This is a very difficult condition to fix. There is some information about it here, at Poultry Podiatry:

 

https://sites.google.com/a/poultrypedia.com/poultrypedia/poultry-podiatry

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Thanks. It doesn't look promising. sad.png
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Don't give up.  Ducks are very resilient.

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

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