Gump Trouble

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DragsDucks, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. DragsDucks

    DragsDucks Just Hatched

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    Hey guys,
    I have a duckling (3weeks old) I got from TSC that walks on his knee joints. I have been giving him niacin and was wondering if I should make something to keep his legs underneath him. He is very mobile and is eating and drinking ok. Just hate seeing the poor guy walking like that. Any suggestions would be much appreciated
     
  2. DragsDucks

    DragsDucks Just Hatched

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  3. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Swimming might help strengthen his legs?....Can it walk upright at all on its legs?
     
  4. DragsDucks

    DragsDucks Just Hatched

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    He walks on his knee joint only, he doesn't seem to be in pain but it needs to be corrected. I'll give him some swim time and see if that helps, thank you for the help
     
  5. Hillaire

    Hillaire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    swim time should definitely help if it doesn't maybe make some sort of brace by wrapping the legs to help? That's what I would do.. as I always state when I give my opinion about medical stuff I AM NOT A VET lol
     
  6. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Are you using the right kind of niacin?
     
  7. DragsDucks

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    I'm using the flushable niacin
     
  8. chickens really

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    I have never had to use niacin because I can buy Duckling starter...It should be Brewers yeast....Also give it some nutra drench....I think it is 1 tablespoon per litre of water..?....

    That could be its issue?...:(
     

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