Could really use some help..

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by lawman7, Apr 29, 2017.

  1. lawman7

    lawman7 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 4, 2013
    Hey everyone.. I have just had a baby hatch that has one leg stuck straight back and it lays on that side while the other foot goes 90 mph trying to move him around... Is there anyway I can fix it?? I just hate seeing him struggle like he does... Could really use some advise....
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 14, 2012
    Conway SC
    I have never been able to fix---even though I have raised a few to adults----sometimes they die early for me because if something would break into the coop---its the first one gone because its on the coop floor at night. The one I have now---her leg goes out the side and she is probably the oldest I have raised so far----She is with only 2 other chickens so she does not get trampled or mistreated---she is about 1 1/2 yrs old and lays decent. She is inside a area that is patrolled by a GP dog so she is protected. If you have time you can probably raise it-----they can get around good on one leg when they get a few weeks old----even somewhat fly across the yard at times. Don't have it on paper--it can not get any traction. Food and water would have to be brought to it for a while. If really bad---Sorry but I cull. Good Luck!

  3. I will tag someone I think could help you..:)....Give me a second to do this..:)
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  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

  8. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    A good duck vet is best, not always possible to find.

    Meanwhile, I would add some B vitamins - can't hurt. Lately I have been thinking that B Complex might be the way to go. Use the amount of B3/niacin as a guide. 150 mg B3 per gallon of drtinking water.

    And I would consider building a small sling setup to enable the duckling to stand in the proper form. I would give supervised tub time with the water just at the top of the legs, and brooder temperature, for a few minutes two or three times a day. No soap. Constant supervision, and dry off with a washcloth afterward.

    I would compare the problem leg to the good one and look for clues - tendon, bone, something else going on?
  9. lawman7

    lawman7 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 4, 2013
    Thanks all... He got between the water and the side of the brooder and could not get back to the heat lamp and died...
  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    So sorry [​IMG] @lawman7

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