2 day old baby not walking right. Help Please

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Aliciahess, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. Aliciahess

    Aliciahess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello all. I have a 2 day old duckling who is only walking on his hocks. It's like his legs won't bend straight to allow him to walk correctly.
    Can this be fixed?
    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2016
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I would start B complex vitamin supplements. I would put 100 to 150 mg B3-niacin - per gallon of drinking water (about 15 mg per pint) . In other words, use the amount of B3 as the guide for how much water per capsule.

    But I would use B complex, not just niacin. At the same time if you have plain niacin - not no flush, not timed release - I would start with that.:hugs
     
  3. Aliciahess

    Aliciahess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. I did more research and I am pretty sure it's a more severe case of slipped tendon, both legs. Not able to straighten leg or push tendon back in place....
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Look at the poultrypedia poultry podiatry page, if you have not yet. There are some ideas there - and the archives here may have something.
     

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