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Help! My duckling can barely move his leg!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by rheannab10991, May 12, 2016.

  1. rheannab10991

    rheannab10991 New Egg

    May 12, 2016
    I have a pekin duck that has a leg problem. Help!!! Hes two weeks old and hasnt been able to walk on his one leg for about 4 days. I have added poly vi sol without iron to hos water and added brewers yeast to his food thinkig it was a niacin problem. His foot started to swell so i wrapped it for 5 minutes in a towel soaked in epsom salt and water. It now looks like the knee is turning kind of purple and i cant see the veins in the webbing of his feet. Im trying everything. Please help!!!![​IMG]
  2. duckeg

    duckeg Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 9, 2016
    Yes its pretty swollen , seems like his leg is injured or maybe broken
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Flock Master Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    at least it is easy to see what his problem is - can you take him to the vet to have his leg set? If it isn't addressed - a break will heal improperly.
  4. rheannab10991

    rheannab10991 New Egg

    May 12, 2016
    He doesnt cheep when i pick him up. I already tried a wildlife vet and a regular vet and they cant help. Im going to try another vet tomorrow. Thank you.
  5. The Pinto Pony

    The Pinto Pony Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 6, 2014
    Add niacin to their food and call a avian veterinarian :).

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