Duck with hurt leg

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by renaileann, May 30, 2017.

  1. renaileann

    renaileann Hatching

    May 30, 2017
    Hello, I am new to this forum.

    We have a runt duckling that just got his feathers and he has a bad leg, not sure what happened to it. the left one crosses over to the right web foot. he can walk but not good, he got in the water and can swim some but not good.
    It doesn't seem to bother him or her when we touch it, and it eats and drinks well, but with this injury it is going to end up on the food list for coyotes or foxes or bob cats because it wont be able to get away.
    when releasing our other 6 ducks on the water this one just wanted to sit on the bank, so we have it put up to save its life, but how can its legs get stronger if its just sitting and not moving much.

    what can we do to help the leg? I seen a utube video of broken leg and it did not look as extreme as video it just crosses over when walking, please help, I called a vet and they want like $400 to see the duck and xray

    thank you
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Please post on the "duck thread," he may just need some correction to his feet,legs which can be achieved with vet tape or bandaids. Or he may need more niacin in his feed -if so brewers's yeast is usually added.

    The duck folks know the important details , I do not. But a photo showing how his legs cross, etc. would be most helpful. Please do .
  3. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015

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