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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sterreip, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. sterreip

    sterreip Hatching

    Nov 15, 2011
    Any info. on Pekin Ducks that have become unable to use a leg appreciated.
    I have a 4 yr. old female duck.Her name is Big Duck. She has had leg and wing problems from day one, but has always recoverd from right leg problems. Little Duck who was her companion for the first 18 months, suffered from splay leg. I kept her legs tied together{monitered her leg tie several times a day}and she did fine for almost 2 years. We did lose her due to other problem. Big ducks not walking started 3 wks. ago. I make sure she eats and drink but not as well as I wish
    she would. Big Duck has water therapy everyday, spends time everyday on the grass. I also keep backyard chickens. We have a rooster and hen and I think the duck really thinks she is a chicken. We have lost 3 of the chickens due to age, Big Duck does have anxiety if she can not see Cocoa and Matilda. I have seen improvement in Big Duck in last 3 days, she is now standing at times on both feet, but not walking, and have increased number of times I put her at feed and water. Big Duck is in good spirits. So I have hope for her.[​IMG][​IMG]

  2. greymane

    greymane Songster

    Jun 2, 2011
    Snyder County, PA
    [​IMG] from the Finger Lakes of New York! Thanks for sharing. Your patience and caring are to be commended. Best of luck with Big Duck.

  3. S&N Livestock

    S&N Livestock Songster

    Mar 17, 2009
    southern ohio
    [​IMG] from Ohio
  4. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    [​IMG] from NH. You should check out the Ducks section of the forum. There are lots of great folks over there to help you out.
  5. hcppam

    hcppam Songster

    Hope your ducky gets better!
    [​IMG] Hello, from the Big Bear mountains of Ca. Glad you found us. [​IMG] [​IMG]
  6. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

    Mar 7, 2011
    Fort Worth, Tx
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] From North Texas [​IMG] So glad you joined us [​IMG] I hope your duck recovers [​IMG]
  7. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

    Sep 20, 2009
    On the Farm!
    [​IMG] Welcome

  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us. I agree, definitely check out the duck section; lots of helpful info in there [​IMG] Good luck with Big Duck and I hope she feels better soon [​IMG]
  9. Wild Prime

    Wild Prime Songster

    Nov 4, 2011
    [​IMG] from Idaho!
  10. [​IMG] [​IMG] from WA. glad you joined us !

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