hurt duck?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Kacey52, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. Kacey52

    Kacey52 Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my ducks is sort of limping, moving slower than the other two. I caught him last night and took a quick look but I didn't see anything. Is there anything I should watch for or do?
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Any swelling in the joints?

    Any unusual fighting in the flock?

    Predator?

    How old is the duck?
     
  3. Kacey52

    Kacey52 Out Of The Brooder

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    I didn't see any swelling, or fighting. He is just now getting his adult feathers, he's about 14 weeks old.
     
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Has he been given extra Niacin?
     
  5. Kacey52

    Kacey52 Out Of The Brooder

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    No, what's that? I'll do some research but if you could let me know what you do I would appreciate it. I just put them to bed and he is limping pretty bad now [​IMG]. Thank you for your help.
     
  6. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    This sounds more like a injury from another bird or predator to me,

    Niacin is a vitamin that is not always supplied in sufficient amounts for ducks in their feed. You can find the vitamin in most grocery stores.
     
  7. Kacey52

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    Poor guy [​IMG]. I hope he gets better soon. Thanks again!
     
  8. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Sorry to hear little guy is ailing.

    I would consider adding some niacin to the water (100 mg per gallon) for a few weeks, and also doing some warm compresses with Epsom salts water, as well as some swim time in lukewarm water.

    Hazel was limping last week, I checked her foot and saw no sign of trouble there, just kept an eye on her, and she started healing up on her own, and now the limp is completely gone. She probably pulled a muscle or something like that.
     
  9. Kacey52

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    Thank you for the tips! If he's still limping in the morning I'll bring him in for a little TLC [​IMG]
     

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