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CROOKED DUCK???

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Littleducky, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. Littleducky

    Littleducky Out Of The Brooder

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    I have some wood duckings that are about 4 weeks old. Up untill a couple of days ago all looked good. Then......

    I have one duckling that looks like it is crooked. His neck almost comes up out of the side of his body. I tried to get a good pic but he wasn't having it. This was the best that I could get.

    Does anyone know what might be wrong?? Will he be ok. He seems to keep up with the other just fine.
     
  2. Littleducky

    Littleducky Out Of The Brooder

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  3. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Your post name made me think of the children's song...'there was a crooked man, who had a crooked cat'

    It may be some sort of nutritional deficiency?? especially since it's just now manifesting itself.

    Anyone else have a guess as to what this could be?
     
  4. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    Could be an injury or it might be nutritional. You can try putting brewers yeast on the feed to up the niacin.
    Or try giving 2 drops of Poly Vi Sol twice a day to see if it helps.
    As wood ducks are a protected wild duck, I have never raised one as I am not licensed, but I would think the basics of duck care are the same.
     
  5. Littleducky

    Littleducky Out Of The Brooder

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    I am not sure how long it has been there?? When I go out to see them they all huddle up together and I haden't really noticed it. I will try the suggestions. I hope he gets better.
     

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