In the Brooder
- Jun 17, 2011
When this lil guy (Glimpton) was born, his leg was deformed. It was as if it was on completely backwards and his foot was upsidedown and the vet said there was nothing I could do about it besides have it removed. He said he would be fine with it because it is all the duck knows so I left it. His other leg was fine. He is about 2 months old now and not growing like the other healthy ducks that were born at the same time. He is much smaller.
Well, now his other leg has stopped working. Im not sure if he strained it or what but I have always kept him in a seperate cage from the other ducks because they pick on him and he can't defend himself. Now he can't even hardly move. Even before this he never really was able to even hop but he could still get around somehow and now he just rocks back and forth and can't move at all. His eyes have also started weaping now. I have him in my bedroom keeping a close eye on him because he didn't seem to be doing very well at all a couple of days ago but seems a little better now. I was hoping if I gave it a few days I could nurse him back to health. I've inspected the legs and nothing seems to be wrong. It seems like it may be in the hip!?! He is normally quite lively quacking a lot and scooting around. I was just wondering if there are any suggestions or advice? Is there something I can give him for the pain? My husband says they will want to put him down if he can't walk and doesn't want to spend loads of money on a duck. I really don't think that is fair. Surely there is something that can be done. Please help.
Well, now his other leg has stopped working