baby duck not standing

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by babychicks7, Mar 26, 2017.

  1. babychicks7

    babychicks7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a call that hatched out yesterday afternoon and can not stand is there anything i can do for this poor baby i just moved its hatch mates to the brooder today
     
  2. Happy Quack

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    Could it be spraddle leg?
     
  3. babychicks7

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    not sure its legs dont seem to be spread to far tries to stand and quite make it when i stand it up it looks like it is leaning backwards and now i found one that cant stand but is on it stomach dont know what happened with this hatch never had this happen before...what does spraddle leg look like in ducks the second ones legs are a little bit apart but not alot could that one have spraddle and how do you treat it?
     
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  4. babychicks7

    babychicks7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    update; the one duck that couldnt get off its back is now on its tummy and trying to stand he had a hard time hatching i am wondering if that may have anything to do with it
     
  5. Happy Quack

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    I know the treatment for spraddle leg is to tie the hocks together for a few hours. If I remember right it helps put the hip joints back in correctly. There could be something else wrong too. Here is a link to hopefully help you. http://www.poultryhelp.com/spraddle.html
     
  6. Happy Quack

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  7. Happy Quack

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    could also ask a vet.
     

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