Duckling can't use either legs

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LD, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. LD

    LD Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 2, 2008
    Brainard, NY 12024
    [​IMG]I have a 4 day old duckling who's legs were up by its sides when born. The toes are curled up too. It scoots on its belly and uses it's wings to push to help get around. Eats and drinks fine. Is there anything I can do for it ? And could it survive like this? Any replys would make me feel better . Thanks
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2009
  2. rlhbond

    rlhbond Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2009
    Mocksville, NC
    I wish I could help, but I just had a duck have the same problem develop in one foot. Otherwise, he seems to be very healthy. I used a piece of tongue depressor and wrap to try to splint the webbed foot to keep it from curling up. I don't know if this will help or not. We've emailed a vet friend of ours to see if she has any advice.

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