Duckling not using leg

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Fisherlmiranda, May 10, 2019.

  1. Fisherlmiranda

    Fisherlmiranda Songster

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    Well one of my 11 ducklings that my duck hatched outside, isn't using her right leg. I sat it in the brooder over night to see if just some rest would help. Then put it in a warm bath this morning. Shes not even using it to swim. She just let's it hang out to the side. 20190510_081529.jpg 20190510_081511.jpg I dont know what to do for it. Or if the out come looks bleak in this situation. It's less than a week old.
     
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  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Maybe the little one got stepped on by mom? have you checked at the hip that it's in place. Be sure to give some liquid B complex.
     
  3. Fisherlmiranda

    Fisherlmiranda Songster

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    Yeah I think that's what happened too. I've played with the leg and the hips and dont think I feel anything out of place.
     
  4. WannaBeHillBilly

    WannaBeHillBilly Crossing the Road

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    I would try a hobble to force the leg into a normal position:
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    And swim therapy as long and as often as you can.
     
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  5. DuckyDonna

    DuckyDonna Free Ranging

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    and how is little Daisy doing? Have you got any recent pictures?
     
  6. WannaBeHillBilly

    WannaBeHillBilly Crossing the Road

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  7. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Snapped tendon possibly from injury?
     
  8. FluffTheDuck

    FluffTheDuck Duck love is recognizable in any language

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    X2 on everything. It’s probably an injury, but you can probably fix it how @WannaBeHillBilly showed, and make sure to get some vitamin B complex like @Miss Lydia said. Did you hatch cayugas? That’s what it looks like :p
     
  9. Fisherlmiranda

    Fisherlmiranda Songster

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    Can anyone give me information on how to make a hobble.
     
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  10. FluffTheDuck

    FluffTheDuck Duck love is recognizable in any language

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    Sure! You will need a hairband and a straw...
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