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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by annettahamby, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. annettahamby

    annettahamby New Egg

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    Hello all iam a new member. Ive had chickens for the past 6 years but this year my kids talked me in to ducks so i got 4. Before i knew it i noticed one was smaller and could not get around very well. Then after more investigation he has a deformed leg. I couldnt return him to tfc in a clear consious. I wasnt sure what they would doto him. So i kept him, seems i have a common bond since i am severly pigion toed myself as they call it. He cant move around he uses his bill to move and he cant swim. So i keep him in a small tote with food and a very small bowl of water. I clean him every day cuz he sits in his own poop. I have just recently hobbled his legs in hopes it will help and ive just learned about vitimans i will aquire them wednesday when i get paid. Thank you for your help in advance.
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. Alas, i have no experience with ducks, but if you give him some vitamin supplement / electrolytes, as you plan, I hope it works out for you.

    All the best
    CT
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    The only thing I have learned about ducks is they can suffer from a niacin deficiency. Please post on the "Duck thread," and see if this may be his problem.
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] I see you did post in the Ducks section as well. You'll get good advice there. Best of luck with the little one!
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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