Duckling leg problem?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ducklover87, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. ducklover87

    ducklover87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got my shipment of ducklings today and one of my Cayuga ducks seems to walk funny. It seems that he's walking on his whole legs instead of the just his feet. I'd post a video but I can't figure out how.
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Sorry to hear this but here is a link that may help you figure out how to help your duckling. it goes along way so continue to scroll till you get to leg problems.. https://sites.google.com/a/poultrypedia.com/poultrypedia/ please keep us updated.
     
  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    It could be splayed leg or slipped tendon.
     
  4. ducklover87

    ducklover87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the link miss lydia it was very helpful but I'm still not sure what it could be. Some things sounded close but wasn't exactly what is wrong. I was wondering if maybe he's still trying to learn how to walk. Because sometimes he will get up and run and he runs normally. I've picked him up and helped him to stand on just his feet and he did and I was using my fingers so that way he would have to balance himself cause I wanted to see if his legs were strong and they are and they don't seem misshaped or anything. I'm totally baffled.
     
  5. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Have you given him any Niacin supplements?
     
  6. ducklover87

    ducklover87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No I haven't. Should I?
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    yes niacin supplements 150 meg in a gallon of water then put into their waterer. get the plain ole niacin, not time release or flush free. if your feeding chick starter it doesn't have the amount of niacin ducklings need for strong legs.
     
  8. ducklover87

    ducklover87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Alright thanks I didn't know about that. Glad I do now. Thanks a lot. Do you think this will help fix it?
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Just about everyone that has ducklings with leg problems says it does. it sure is worth trying and inexpensive to boot.
     

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