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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

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    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]
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  2. duckeg

    duckeg Out Of The Brooder

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

    drumstick diva Flock Master Premium Member

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    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

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    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

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    Add niacin to their food and call a avian veterinarian :).
     

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