Duckling bad leg

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Heatherschicks1, May 12, 2016.

  1. Heatherschicks1

    Heatherschicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I have two baby ducklings and one of them has a bad leg. I WILL post a picture here s
    on but. One is doing great but the other not us his leg the only thing that may be kind of important is the fact that the duckling was doing great hatching until my cat hit the surge protector and the incubator turns off. Th duckling did the entire pip and zip and hatch but the humidity went down a little righ as he as coming out so he was a little stuck. I left him in the egg brough him in the bathroom and helped just where he was suck as soon as I did it pushed righ out of the egg. But on lg is fully functional and the other he won't open his foot or extend his leg. I hav been trying to help and flexing n moderation so I don't break it but what can I do, he won't walk on I at all. He is eating and drinking but I see his being a problem as it gets bigger. Closed foot and very tight leg with no weight being put on it and won't extend it...
     
  2. Heatherschicks1

    Heatherschicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are some pictures
     
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    Heatherschicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. The Pinto Pony

    The Pinto Pony Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Soak his leg in epson salt water and add a Niacin supplement to their water.
     
  5. Heatherschicks1

    Heatherschicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will try that... do you have an idea of a name or something concerning something like this?
     
  6. Heatherschicks1

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  7. Heatherschicks1

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    The ducky has been dragging the leg a little and i think that caused the spot on the side of the leg... he wont extend it much or open the food
     
  8. duckeg

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    You should take him to a vet it won't heal with niacin or salt water,he has leg deformity not bow legged or something
     
  9. The Pinto Pony

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    It looks like a deformity to me [​IMG] definitely take it to a Avian vet.
     
    Last edited: May 13, 2016
  10. Heatherschicks1

    Heatherschicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He hatched out like that and he is only 3 days old.. i tried ro rub it out and help him bend it but it wont bend much or open his foot... i can see a vet visit cosing me nore than i would anticipate..
     

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