Help! Duckling Keeps flipping over/cant keep balance!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Cowgrl4life, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. Cowgrl4life

    Cowgrl4life In the Brooder

    Apr 6, 2010
    Duckling in question is about 4 weeks old and has been doing great until tonight. Got them out for their nightly bath, and they had fallen out of the tub but he still seemed fine. But now he cant keep his balance and keeps toppling over and throwing himself onto his back. I thought I had heard somewhere this can happen if they get cold so he is isolated and under a more direct heat lamp than his friends. He seems a bit better, but still cannot keep his balance and keeps falling over. Anyone have any ideas what is wrong? I'm not really sure what to do for him, but I dont want to lose him!
  2. heatherindeskies

    heatherindeskies Songster

    May 23, 2010
    SE Minnesota
    Keep offering him food and water, and help him stand, letting him bear as much weight as he can to keep his muscles strong. I don't know what could have caused this, and sorry i don't have more info.

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