ducks having difficulty walking

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by pmcgreg, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. pmcgreg

    pmcgreg Hatching

    Aug 27, 2007
    Chatham County, NC
    Some of my 3yr old runners are having difficulty walking. They are kept in a large pen, and allowed to roam the yard for 30min-1hr mornings and evenings while I'm doing feeding/cleaning chores. For the past week or so I've noticed ducks tipping back on their tails and struggle to maintain balance during or after their roaming. They then lay down and are unable to walk. They seem to recover in about 30 minutes. They are eating and drinking normally and otherwise healthy. It started with one duck and now half of the flock are showing symptoms. Any comments or suggestions would be appreciated.

  2. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Songster

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    Sorry I can't help with ducks but thought a bump might help. Hopefully someone will come along that can help you.

    What other symptoms might they have? I know here it's been icy here something fierce.....are they slipping & sliding? [​IMG]

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