I need help! Please give advice. Kinda stuck here.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ThatOneFarmGirl786, Jul 7, 2019.

  1. ThatOneFarmGirl786

    ThatOneFarmGirl786 Chirping

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    Okay. This has honestly been a problem that ive tried as hard as possible to ignore or find my way around. My male duck is just so messed up. He has what I believe is a lame leg but not sure. There's nothing anywhere. I've checked repeatedly on google and YouTube for things but haven't found anything. Recently, I was really stressed and so i decided to search up on google for like the sixtieth time not expecting anything and this is what popped up. IMG-20190707-WA0005.jpg my little boy(Dawn) has already swelled up and lately, he's been crying a lot. His tears are white but as they group together, under his eyes, it's a dark yellow. He went in his pool today and I think one side washed off. He struggles to walk. Some things that are keeping me from doing that are the fact that he tries to walk as good as he can. He can walk but he looks like he's in alot of pain. He sometimes uses his beak to balance himself and he puts in on the ground. He also uses his wings sometimes so his wings tips are stained brown. He loves to walk into my lap and he usually falls asleep. He tries to hide in your armpit and sometimes he looks like he's in alot of pain and he starts shaking/vibrating. I read that that's when they're mad.or excited. Not too sure. The only thing that holds me back though are the fact that he tries so hard to thrive. I made a little thing that I put under his foot so he can walk properly but I feel like it hurts him. I don't want to put him in even more pain. I have looked into duck wheelchairs and was hoping to get one but they're extremely expensive and we aren't exactly rich. I looked into a diy one but, again we're we're not exactly rich. Looking for some advice or something. About 3 days ago, I was like 30 percent willing to slaughter and 70 percent not but now, it's more like 60 percent willing to slaughter and 40 percent not. I just know that I'm gonna miss him so much. He was my first duck along with my female. They're both extremely bonded and can't stand being apart. She screams if I put her on the other side of the yard and runs to him. Thanks for actually reading this while thread. I just have so much on my mind and I've been so stressed. He has such a huge will to live. My parents say I'm just making life worse for him and what's the point of getting him a wheelchair. "He's just a five dollar duck. I'll get you another one" I hate the viewpoint that my parents have on my animals. My ducks only warmed up to me and are rather scared of the rest of my family. I find it amazing and just mind boggling that every duck has its own personality. Any advice is welcome. Thanks. I'll be glad and willing to post videos and pictures if necessary.
     
  2. ThatOneFarmGirl786

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    And I know alot of people are gonna suggest the vet, but like I said about my parents and the whole five dollar thing, they won't dare. Plus, we're not exactly rich.
     
  3. Sagey_7878

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    Hey, first of al I would like to say that I’m so sorry about your situation. As sad as it is, I suggest you slaughter him to put him out misery. It sounds like he is in pain and once he is slaughtered he will be resting in forever peace, in duck heaven. It sounds like he will only get worse, so I really do suggest that you slaughter him so he is a happy duck, you’ve done the best you could do!
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  4. Mad Murduck

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    How long has he been like this?
     
  5. ThatOneFarmGirl786

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    Thanks. I just don't know what to do with the female. they were raised together. I have a flock of 15 chickens but I don't know if introducing a single female duck to a herd of chickens is a good idea.
     
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  6. ThatOneFarmGirl786

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    @Mad Murduck I have no idea. I guess I just noticed it one day. It's my first time raising ducks so even if he had it when he was little, I probably thought it was normal. This is all my fault because I didn't know anything about Niacin deficiency or anything. I have put Niacin In his food but it hasn't do e anything
     
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  7. Mad Murduck

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    Is his leg hot? Have you checked the bottoms of his feet?
     
  8. Mad Murduck

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    I am sorry to hear about him. I just read your other thread and it sounds like a rough week. Lameness could be a a result of several things other than niacin deficiency. I dont want to make your head spin but if I dont ask others will, what have you been feeding them? Throw in a picture or video as well,there are tons of terrific and knowledgeable people here that may be able to guide you but there is no such thing as too much info about a sick duck.
     
  9. ThatOneFarmGirl786

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  10. ThatOneFarmGirl786

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    @Mad Murduck I couldn't tell if his foot was hot or not. He was fresh out of the pool and the water was a bit cold since it's like 107 degrees.
     
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