Help! duckling with gimpy leg

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by belindakerr91, Aug 20, 2014.

  1. belindakerr91

    belindakerr91 Out Of The Brooder

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    Howdy y'all.
    we've got a little duckling with what looks to be a bowed leg.
    he sits around most of the day, unlike his energetic siblings.
    He swims fine and can walk small distances before sitting back down.
    will this be more of a problem later on? and what can we do about it?
    here is a picture, His name is Dudley. [​IMG]
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Oh, Dudley is gorgeous!

    He may need to have braces, and likely need some extra B vitamins.

    Is their brooder kind of smooth on the bottom? That can cause spraddle leg (legs starting to stick outward instead of under their bodies.

    Treated early, there is high success rate.

    Please take a look at this https://sites.google.com/a/poultrypedia.com/poultrypedia/poultry-podiatry
     

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