Duckling with an Injured Leg

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ileblanc, May 4, 2016.

  1. ileblanc

    ileblanc New Egg

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    I have a duckling with an injured leg. It hobbles around by using the joint of the leg like a peg leg. The leg seems to not want to straighten. The joint looks very different than the non-injured leg. The joint is very wide. I'm not sure if it's in pain or not but it still eats and drinks normally, although it hasn't gotten bigger like the other ducklings have. Just looking for some options on how we can treat the leg. The leg has been injured for a quite a few weeks now and hasn't gotten any better on its own.

    Thanks
     
  2. Jujubeans2008

    Jujubeans2008 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you know how it got hurt?

    Are your ducklings on Niacin supplements? They need Niacin to help their legs and feet stay strong.
     
  3. ileblanc

    ileblanc New Egg

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    No, we're not sure how it got hurt. But I will look into purchasing those supplements. Thanks
     
    Last edited: May 5, 2016
  4. Jujubeans2008

    Jujubeans2008 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're welcome. You can buy it water soluable, or you can buy Brewer's Yeast (The kind you make alcohol with), or Nutritional Yeast. I sprinkle Nutritional Yeast on my ducks' feed every night.

    I'm betting your duckling has a deficiency, and that is why it is unable to walk.
     

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