Help, newly hatched duckling having trouble walking.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by vallieo, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. vallieo

    vallieo New Egg

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    All the ancona ducks are healthy, except for one. He is a little smaller and sits mostly foward. He hatched sometime last night and had alot of shell bits and mucus ( sorry I'm a newbie) all over him. Around 8 hours after he was born we assumed the gooy stuff was the cause of him not being able to walk. We gave him a bath with warm water. Now he is fluffier however he is still just sitting around. He looks normal as far as development, with the exception of being small. Hope someone can help. Thanks
     
  2. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe he has splay leg?
     
  3. vallieo

    vallieo New Egg

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    spraddle leg? i looked that up, doesn't look like that
     
  4. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A picture could help, it could be splay leg or a broken leg, or something else~
     
  5. vallieo

    vallieo New Egg

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  6. vallieo

    vallieo New Egg

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    Hope this helps. The yellow one is the size & what the rest look like. This poor guy just sits & scoots around.
     
  7. roseyred

    roseyred Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can use a bandaid to support the legs together but so he can still be mobile, honey water helps too as it'll pep him up
     
  8. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont know, seems like splay leg to me....
     
  9. OodlesOfMoodles

    OodlesOfMoodles New Egg

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    What brand is the bird. Sorry if English is bad
     
  10. vallieo

    vallieo New Egg

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    Ancona Duck
     

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