Injured duck? Trouble walking

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by NellaBean, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. NellaBean

    NellaBean Graceland Farms

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    I have 12 ducks that I got from Metzers mid May. They are 7 weeks old now. 8 runners, 4 Welsh Harlequin. One of the runners has been having trouble walking for a few days....It seems to be worse on one leg...she will sometimes shuffle on her belly, or if she can get herself up will limp around hunched over a few steps and then lay back down.

    Do you think this is an actual injury or a vitamin deficiency? They have been on flock raiser......with some peas and scratch here and there.

    I separated her for now....
     
  2. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    If it was a nutritional issue- you would most likely see some symptoms in others birds as well. Can you check the leg for and swelling or heat. If there is inflammation of a joint it will most likely be very warm.
     
  3. NellaBean

    NellaBean Graceland Farms

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    I will check tonight. I have her in a raised 2x4 hutch. I have some brewers yeast tablets I can crush and put in her food or water just in case. All of the others are perfectly fine. I will have to check her leg over...I did check her feet the other day to maek sure there was no injury and did not see anything obvious.
     

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