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

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mr cockadoodledoo, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. mr cockadoodledoo

    mr cockadoodledoo New Egg

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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.
     
  2. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    I can't help you, but you might want to try posting in the emergencies section. Maybe someone there can. [​IMG] Hope she turns out ok.
     
  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Is she a crested duck? They can sometimes have neurological problems.
     
  4. Kmoreau

    Kmoreau Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could be a deficiency. Try giving her some niacin.
     
  5. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    How old is she? What does she eat? Does she free range? How is everyone else?
     
  6. mr cockadoodledoo

    mr cockadoodledoo New Egg

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    Shes Just under a year eating layers pellets and mixed corn she does free range and everybody else is fine
     
  7. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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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.
     
  8. mr cockadoodledoo

    mr cockadoodledoo New Egg

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    Thank you ill try that shes looking a bit better and shes swimming in the bath realy greatfull for ur advise :)
     

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