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Duckling with . . . . bent legs?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by FlyOverZone, Jun 4, 2016.

  1. FlyOverZone

    FlyOverZone Out Of The Brooder

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    I suspect it needs niacin. Should a tape its legs? If so, How? It"s about a month old Runner.



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  2. ArtsyChicken

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    This somewhat reminds me of what happened to one of my chicks once... She had splayed leg though which is totally different:

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    I believe you are right, your duck needs more niacin. How long has this been happening? If it has been going on for awhile it can become very painful. I would recommend niacin tablets but I don't think you need to brace it's legs.

    Hope your duckling gets better soon.
     
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  3. ArtsyChicken

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  4. WildWithRoxi

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    what happened to the chick with spayed legs ???

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  5. ArtsyChicken

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    We had to put her down. I later learned that it was possible to fix splayed leg with braces. It would have taken a lot of effort but I still would have done it if I knew... :hit
     
  6. FlyOverZone

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  7. ArtsyChicken

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    No problem, glad to help. Just keep in mind, I'm no expert on ducks XD but glad to help anyways
     

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