Duckling can hardly stand. And can't walk?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by thatduckguyy, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. thatduckguyy

    thatduckguyy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is 2 days old and all the others can stand and walk. He can stand but he falls like 2 seconds later he falls, it looks like one of his feet slip underneath the other then he falls on his side.
    Here is a video and some pictures.
    My mom was thinking maybe its wing, because wings help banlance and one looks bigger than the other. So heres a pic:
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    Its a bit hard to see but he has a piece of his wing missing we think. Maybe deformed.

    Here hes lying on his side with his feet out
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    if it is a wing problem could I fix it?
    and its definately not splayed legs take a look at this video:

    I could really use some help so if you have ANY suggestions let me know!
     
  2. AdamD77

    AdamD77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm, can he spread the toes out properly? And have you tested the joints in his legs to see if each on can move properly?
     
  3. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    It looks like some kind of balance issue- it can certainly move its legs well enough when it isnt standing up. Its not caused by the wings though. I am thinking some kind of muscular problem or something neurological...poor duckie..
     
  4. thatduckguyy

    thatduckguyy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:he can even swim its juts his wing is there anything we can construct to balanca him?
     
  5. thatduckguyy

    thatduckguyy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:oh.. I see, I really don't know what to do then.. Maybe should i contact a rehabillitator? Or somthing like that? Because its really hard to care for him, trying to give attention to 4 other ducklings then I have to help him eat all the time. I just don't want him to pass away I really want to help him.
     
  6. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I don't think it will hurt to give him vitamins/electrolytes/probiotics. If it's neurological, sometimes more niacin or thiamine (Duckyfromoz knows more about that, I think) can help.
     
  7. AdamD77

    AdamD77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm, it looks like he's fine as long as he's not moving! If he can swim well enough, regular swimming might help develop his leg muscles and help him stand... I wonder if it would possible to create some sort of stabiliser like for a child's bike that goes over his back and comes round to almost touching the ground on both sides to keep him from falling sideways..?
     

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