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Advice needed: 2 week old Crested Pekin having trouble balancing and walking

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by team muff, Apr 28, 2016.

  1. team muff

    team muff New Egg

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    I have a 2 week old Crested Pekin who is struggling to keep her balance or walk more than a few steps without falling over and flailing around the straw. I picked her up at TSC because they had let me know they had a handicapped duck in the back that nobody wanted and after seeing her I could not leave her there. I brought her home two days ago and have been giving her niacin and will be purchasing nutridrench to put additional vitamins in the water. She is very alert, but just seems to have weakness in her legs and with standing for long periods of time. I am not sure if it is neurological, but they did say she had been doing this since they got her at the store. I put her in a hobble to see if that helps, but I do not think she has splayed legs, and she actually steps on her feet and crosses her legs more than anything (contributing to the poor balance I suppose). Any advice or suggestions would be much appreciated!
     

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