1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Duckling twisted leg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Dobson-McKay, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. Dobson-McKay

    Dobson-McKay New Egg

    3
    0
    7
    Apr 24, 2009
    I have a 6 week old Ancona duckling that can't walk. I got it at 2 days old and its right leg seemed to twist in a little. He has always walked a little funny, a couple days ago I came and he was laying on his right side and couldn't even stand up. He doesn't like putting pressure on the right leg. I made him a sling to hold him up and take him for walks. I have been letting him swim in the bath tub and he seems to swim fine. Today he is sitting up correctly and he can stand up for a little while. He's still a little wobbly. He also walked a little bit. When he walks his right leg crosses over the left leg. Is there anything I can do to fix this. Will he be able to live a normal live with his leg twisted in. Please help.



    Thank you,
    Dobson-McKay
     
  2. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,436
    25
    171
    Apr 11, 2009
    no other than give him a personal teatment every day of his life
    so you have to make the decision on if you want to care for him personally all his life
    sorry but that is the truth
    no one wants to tell
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by