Ducklings' Legs

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ducklover15, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. ducklover15

    ducklover15 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have two newly hatched runner ducklings and I know standing and walking is difficult for them for a couple days, but the legs on the ducklings seem to be going to the outer sides sometimes. It's almost like they can't keep their legs straight under them and they end up spreading out to the sides. I've never seen this with any of my ducklings before...is there something I can do?

    Right now they're laying on a pillow case with a small stuffed dog inside.
     
  2. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    USA
  3. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    USA
    Wanted to add, sometimes it's not as bad as the chick in that link, but it will get that bad if not treated right away. I usually can remove the bandaids within 4-5 days.
     
  4. ducklover15

    ducklover15 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks guys! I'll give that a try. [​IMG]
     
  5. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    USA
    Quote:No problem! Be prepared cause at first when you set them down, they won't like it and will flip and flop and fall over, but they will quickly get used to it.

    Also, use a small chick/quail waterer as if the lip of the waterer is too wide, they can fall in it and drown! Had this happen and have heard of other that have had the same thing happen! Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  6. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator~~~ BYC Store Support Staff Member

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    Also make sure they are on a rough surface, like paper rowels, rubber shelf liners with holes in them or pine shavings.
    Nothing slick like newspaper, magazines or anything smooth.
     

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