1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

***Duck has hurt leg/walking slowly with weak legs**

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by rsimental11, Dec 2, 2014.

  1. rsimental11

    rsimental11 Out Of The Brooder

    13
    0
    22
    Oct 11, 2014
    Hi all,

    This morning my Cayuga duck was just fine and no problem walking. I came home and she was moving very slowly, and her legs seem very unstable and now she is using her wings to brace herself. No other signs of issues. Breathing just fine, quack is fine etc. I looked at her feet and no noticeable injuries/splinters/etc. Anyone experience this? Please help me and my poor babe.
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

    22,956
    1,918
    471
    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    I would get a vet's help if at all possible. She may have an advanced infection.

    Sometimes there are digestive infections, sometimes egg yolk peritonitis. Ducks can hide illness until they are in very serious shape.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by