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Help! My duckling can barely move his leg!

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I have a pekin duck that has a leg problem. Help!!! Hes two weeks old and hasnt been able to walk on his one leg for about 4 days. I have added poly vi sol without iron to hos water and added brewers yeast to his food thinkig it was a niacin problem. His foot started to swell so i wrapped it for 5 minutes in a towel soaked in epsom salt and water. It now looks like the knee is turning kind of purple and i cant see the veins in the webbing of his feet. Im trying everything. Please help!!!!
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Yes its pretty swollen , seems like his leg is injured or maybe broken
post #3 of 5

at least  it is easy to  see what his problem is  - can you take him to the vet to have his leg set?   If it isn't addressed - a break will heal  improperly.

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He doesnt cheep when i pick him up. I already tried a wildlife vet and a regular vet and they cant help. Im going to try another vet tomorrow. Thank you.
post #5 of 5

Add niacin to their food and call a avian veterinarian (:.

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Ducks

Two Pekin ducks, Two Muscovy ducks

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One Easter egger, One Cornish cross, One Silkie, One Belgian D'Uccle

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What is, is what must be.- Richard Adams, Watership down
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