Duckling having balance issues

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by AmberLittlejohn, Apr 21, 2019.

  1. AmberLittlejohn

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    I have a bowlegged duckling named Ruffles. She has had a hard time keeping balance and has been falling over. Tonight she has fallen over twice ...backwards. she's ending up on her back and is throwing up & panting. I've been keeping her on niacin for her leg problems but I need direction because this duck is not well and am concerned that she's going to seriously injure herself.
     
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  2. Jpat

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    I think i read that for stargazing and dizzy ducklings that they make basicaly a baby chair inside a big mug. The "Chair" has leg holes and it holds the duckling upright and still untill its equaliberium settles down...

    I have no experience with it but hopefull someone with experience shows up!

    @casportpony mightve been the one talking about it last year
     
  3. FluffTheDuck

    FluffTheDuck Duck love is recognizable in any language

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    It might be a vitamin deficiency also. My duckling just had the same description and I fed her this powder you put in their water and the next day it stopped happening. If you already have niacin maybe follow @Jpat s directions
     
  4. AmberLittlejohn

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    I have her on a brewers yeast combination vitamin and hydro hen. I'm flirting with the idea that she has too much vitamins. idk I'm freaking out.
     
  5. AmberLittlejohn

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    What do yall recommend tonight for something temporary? I'm nervous she's throwing up from falling.
     
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  6. FluffTheDuck

    FluffTheDuck Duck love is recognizable in any language

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    Be calm, if you freak out treating her it will get her nervous. Be nice and slow, and gentle when dealing with Ruffles. May we have pictures of the legs please?
     
  7. AmberLittlejohn

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    I don't want to disturb her she's finally sleeping. I'm keeping my nervousness to myself haha. I will look for a picture that is representing her issue.
     
  8. FluffTheDuck

    FluffTheDuck Duck love is recognizable in any language

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    Where did you get her? If she is throwing up might be stress, as said here:
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  9. FluffTheDuck

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    Keep a close eye on her.
     
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    When she throws up again, please take a picture of the vomit.
     
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