Duck walking on its heels?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jgell, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. jgell

    jgell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 6 week old ancona started walking on its heels yesterday. No other sign of injury and it seems to be both legs rather than just one side. I let them free range during the day so I initially thought it was injured in some sort of attack but the more I observe the duck it seems more like it has MS or something. It swims just fine. Any ideas as to what may be going on?
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:I wish i knew for sure what is going on with your duck, but maybe it's a diet related. Ducks especially ducklings need nician and most chick feed doesn't supply enough, you might need to put your duck on some nician and see if that will resolve the problem. Heres a link about it. https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=173562
     
  3. jgell

    jgell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Update: I went out yesterday to the home brew store and bought some brewers yeast. I might have to try doing some brewing, it looks interesting. Anyway, by the time I had gotten home the duck was walking around a little better. I gave all six some treats with yeast sprinkled on top. This morning everybody is looking good. Thank for the help.
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:Thats great... Keep us posted [​IMG]
     

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