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Deformed duck

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by kendallstarr, Apr 30, 2016.

  1. kendallstarr

    kendallstarr New Egg

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    [​IMG]My mom brought me a baby duck, I've never had one before. His legs are grossly deformed. They jut out to the sides and his feet are curled up. He can't stand, walk, or swim. I hold him so he can eat and drink. I taped guitar pics to help stretch his toes out, and I have a very loose hair band around his legs so they'll stay together. In the picture the hair band is missing so you can see how his legs sprawl out. What do I do for him?
     
  2. fourkidsandduck

    fourkidsandduck Out Of The Brooder

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    1. Was the duckling like that when you received him?
    2. What have you been feeding him?
    3. Where did she get him from?
     
  3. kendallstarr

    kendallstarr New Egg

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    Yes he was like that. She said he's been this way since he hatched. My uncle raises exotic birds and chickens/ducks, but he had a heart attack. My mom has been helping out. I don't know the name of the food, but I do know that he buys the "best" for his birds. Unfortunately he's in no shape to offer advice. He would probably suggest that it be killed anyways... but I just can't do that.
     
  4. kendallstarr

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