- I have a duck who I think needs two (2) splints (one on each leg).
- I got him 2 weeks ago. At that time, he was two months old. I didn't notice his leg problem until we got home (I bought several and the seller put them in the crate for me).
At first it just seemed like 1 leg. I read up on leg problems in water fowl and tried extra niacin first. No real change after a week. I then stopped the niacin while I tried to figure out the next step.
Here is a link to a video of him "walking"....
So, I think I need to do splints on both legs but also make a little "boot" to keep his foot from folding over.
The real question is "then what". He doesn't move around much now. I can imagine he won't move at all with 2 splints on... how far up the leg should the splint go???
I plan to do "physical therapy" with him and make him walk everyday in increasing lengths of time -- but what do i do with him during down time. Is it better to just leave him with his friends (remember, he just sits there and they walk around and then come back to him)... or should I put him in something like a "jolly jumper" that supports him but also keeps his legs straight and allows some weight on them??
I plan to post videos of me making the spints as well as his progress because this seems to a common duck issue.
Ideas and suggestions welcome!!!