Help with duckling !!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by lexlopey, Mar 22, 2017.

  1. lexlopey

    lexlopey New Egg

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    So in some parts of Texas they hatch bby chicks and ducks nd then they dye them. I think I stumbled across two that weren't light enough to be dyed so they were tossed aside at some lake . They couldn't swim yet or eat by them selves , there were a lot of strays and I didn't want to just leave them there to die so I took them. A guy told me two little girls had them in a plastic bin n dropped them off there . Anyways iv been following and reading posts on here on what to feed them n what not. Well they were fine now one of them isn't walking right , almost like it's walking on it's knees n the feet part is sticking up n looks kind of blended wrong . I'm think maby spraddle legs??? Idk but I'm really hoping it gets better . Anyone have any clue what this mightbe n how I can fix it. I found them a good farm here in Iowa that is hwatrd and the animals are well taken care of but I want to make sure it's okay n will live n thrive with the rest of the ducks and chickens . [​IMG]
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    You would do better (I hope) to post your questions on the "Duck thread." Just put that in the search box above and it will pop up for you. I know ducklings have leg problems etc, if they have a niacin deficiency. I hope it will be okay. Thank you for saving them. What a bad tradition it is to dye the light ones and toss the others like trash.
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, lexlopey, and [​IMG]! It's great to have you in our community! Hope you duck turns out okay!
     
  5. N F C

    N F C eggnog time! Premium Member Project Manager

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    Thank you for rescuing the ducklings!
     
  6. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Lexlopey [​IMG] Welcome!

    What a sad story [​IMG] Kudos to you for rescuing and caring for the little guys! I hope the folks on the Duck Forum are able to help you out.
     
  7. lexlopey

    lexlopey New Egg

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    So i got him on brewers yeast for lack of niacin n they went to their forever home today . So excited for them to have a good life on an awsome farm with awsome caring people . Thanks everyone .
     

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