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duckling seems to have no balance

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by cainsie, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. cainsie

    cainsie New Egg

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    We had 5 khaki Campbell ducklings hatch on the 3rd of June. 2 of them needed our help as they were stuck and the membrane was drying on them. We just peeled it back a bit and let them get out themselves. Weren't sure if they''d make it through the night as they were very weak but one was perfect (couldn't actually tell which duck it was as it got out and joined the other 3!) The other one seems to have no balance at all. It always leans to the side and falls over. We looked online and the closest thing we've found is Stargazing but it doesn't actually. Look up before it falls. Other than that it eats and drinks great and can get to where it wants to go and is very active. Has anyone heard off this? Any ideas what we can do?


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    We have him on bits which include b and niacin. He's been on them since Monday. And is on chick crumbs. Non medicated.
     
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2011
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi, welcome to the forum. Although I haven't experienced this in particular with my ducks, I have read that the ducks who have some trouble hatching can be a little delayed developmentally. It is perhaps something neurological that duckling will outgrow. It sounds like you are doing what you can, but maybe others on the forum will have some ideas.
     
  3. cainsie

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