Duckling can't walk

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by icequeen029, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. icequeen029

    icequeen029 Out Of The Brooder

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    I hatched out some of my duck eggs. A couple had trouble hatching so I help by removing some of the shell they had been trying to for 2 days to hatch one is doing fine but the other one can't walk or stand straight now it just falls over on its back and kicks its legs I get it out and try to help it stand and strengthen its legs but not working I can't post pics and I can't kill it any help please can email me might can send pics or video that way @ [email protected]
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I am not a hatcher, but I have often read that niacin can help neurological problems.

    See if you can put some niacin in water (100 to 150 mg per gallon) and dip his bill in it, see if you can get him to drink, and give him some time in a warm comfy place.

    There is a thread, Thread Formerly Known as Hatch Day is Today, see if someone there - where there are experienced hatchers - can advise you.

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