HELP apricot call duck walks like shes drunk and then falls over

mr cockadoodledoo

Hatching
8 Years
Dec 30, 2011
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why is my duck doing this , she walks like shes drunk , loses her balance then falls over onto her back she fine in water and eats and drinks doesn't look like shes broke a wing or any of her feet cos she can stand up but it's just when she walks. hate to see her like this please help somebody.
 

JulieNKC

Crowing
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Sep 25, 2010
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I can't help you, but you might want to try posting in the emergencies section. Maybe someone there can.
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Hope she turns out ok.
 

Kevin565

Crowing
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Dec 22, 2009
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Is she a crested duck? They can sometimes have neurological problems.
 

Amiga

Overrun with Runners
11 Years
Jan 3, 2010
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If she free ranges she could have eaten something unhealthy. In that case, some activated charcoal (not briquettes) that you can get in a pharmacy may help absorb toxins. I put two or three capsules in a gallon of water - just open the capsules and sprinkle the charcoal in. It won't hurt the others, either.

If it's her nerves, it may be physical injury or nutritional problems. Some ducks are more sensitive than others to diet. So to be safe, you could att 100 to 150 mg of niacin per gallon of water for her and see if she improves.

In any case plenty of fresh water won't hurt and may help.

Prayers for you both.
 

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