Duckling help

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Spooka, Nov 7, 2016.

  1. Spooka

    Spooka Just Hatched

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    Hi all! I'm a new member and I would really appreciate some duckling advice! I love ducks! I have 5 adult ducks and 5 baby ducks :) I have a 2 day old call duckling that may have a defect of some kind. It jumps suddenly and erratically, it has splayed legs so I'm not sure if that is contributing to the problem or if it's a brain thing :( all the other ducklings sit still sometimes, it's as if this little one is having a twitch or something. Has anyone else experienced anything like this before? It sometimes gets stuck ok it's back and can't get back up, breaks my heart! Even when it is covered up, it will be falling asleep then just wake up running and flapping about until it is falling asleep! It eventually stopped the waking up and going crazy thing after 10 mins and is now sleeping peacefully. What does this sound like? [​IMG]

    Any advice welcome x thanks!
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Poor baby, sometimes they have a niacin deficiency which causes problems but, I've never heard of one acting like yours. I do think the duck folks are the ones to ask.
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings, Spooka, and :welcome! Great to have you with us. Hope the Ducks Forum folks can help you out. Best wishes! :)
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. Spooka

    Spooka Just Hatched

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    Thank you all for the very warm welcome!! I can't wait to post some positive things. I'll try the duck forum. I'm so happy that this lovely community exists!

    Thanks again, take care x
     
  7. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hello, and welcome to BYC!
     
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  8. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

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    Hi and [​IMG] I'm glad you joined us! I don't know much about ducks, but folks in the duck forum do. I hope you enjoy BYC and best of luck with your duckling!
     
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  9. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello there, and welcome to Backyard Chickens! Good luck over on the duck forum, I hope they can help you. I hope you enjoy BYC as much as I have!
     
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  10. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.
     
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