13 day old duckling with spraddle leg or pulled muscle?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MarlyMonster, Jan 20, 2019.

  1. MarlyMonster

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    One of my 13 day old ducklings just slipped and his left leg seems to be pulling to the side. Should I be worried? It’s not out of its socket or anything, just seems to kinda be sliding out like he’s doing the split with one leg. He’s already a little handicapped so I’m just worried about him. Seems happy and healthy without pain but I wanna be sure.
     
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    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    How and on what did it 'slip'?
    Can you show brooder and video of ducklings movements?
     
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  4. MarlyMonster

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    I actually supplement a good amount of niacin so I don’t think that’s it, slipped tendon maybe. Poor baby :(
     
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    I took them upstairs for a walk around the living room and when I put them in the little carrier I have there wasn’t anything on the floor of it so they started sliding around for a few seconds before I quickly put a towel in there. He’s a little crooked so he’s more prone to slipping. Will take a video in a bit and post it!
     
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    In second video....it looks to be walking OK....
    but neck is out of whack, leans way to it's left?
    Could be a skeletal deformity?
    Is the bulge on the right side of it's body the crop...not that familiar with ducks.
    @WVduckchick is tho. :D
     
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    Yeah he’s always been like that haha. Doesn’t seem to effect him though! I have a feeling it’s cuz he was in his egg too long, he hatched with a slightly scrunched foot that I had to fix with a tape shoe. The bulge I think is just part of his neck/chest? Not sure either, I’m new to this haha. As long as he isn’t in pain though and he’s happy I couldn’t care less what he looks like, they’ll always be my sweet babies <3
     
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  10. MarlyMonster

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    Looked into that just now and he doesn’t have any trouble holding his head up on his own so doesn’t seem to be wry neck. Just a little handiquack haha
     

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