can any one help with a bow-legged duck

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by nicokl502, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. nicokl502

    nicokl502 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have this 3 weeks old baby duck and today the poor things leg looked odd a bit bow legged and then also stepping on its feet, i try to tape it but not even sure how in the world to even do that and i also put some niacin, vitamin e and poly-vi-sol vitamins in there water twice a day is there anything more i can do ??
     
  2. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    I suspect every duckling goes through a time when it is pigeon toed and stepping on its own feet. It's part of the growing process.

    Feed balanced feed with good calcium phosphorus ratio, make sure the duckling gets some niacin, and I also suggest a bit of sunshine every day, if possible, to provide vitamin D.

    At 3 weeks, I would be feeding no more than 16% protein (because of angel wing, not because of the legs)
     
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Ditto Oregon Blues, and could you upload a photo or video?
     
  4. nicokl502

    nicokl502 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how can i tell how much protein is in there food i only have two feed stores around me one sell one that i can maybe look up the protein the other well its just in a bag that has nothing on it??? i have been giving the niacin and i let them out in the afternoon should i buy vitamin d pills ? i will take a pic tonight and post it soon thanks for your help
     

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