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Lame duckling

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by radha snyder, Jul 8, 2018.

  1. radha snyder

    radha snyder In the Brooder

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    One of our ducklings is lame - his leg drags behind him and he’s having trouble keeping up with the flock. Any ideas for helping him out? Has anyone made a splint for their ducks?
     
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  2. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Free Ranging

    Is he getting enough Niacin and protein?
     
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  3. radha snyder

    radha snyder In the Brooder

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    He got tangled trying to get through the chicken wire and injured it. Looks like it’s turned backward. It doesn’t seem to hurt and he hops around ok on one foot, but I’d like to help if I can. How do I get him Niacin?
     
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  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member 8 Years

    Can you post a pic of the injured leg is there a wound? If it's facing backward it maybe out of joint does it just dangle?
     
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  5. radha snyder

    radha snyder In the Brooder

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    You can see a small wound on the top of the leg, but it may be out of joint too. When he wiggles his legs the injured leg kicks backward
     

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  6. Lil Drake40

    Lil Drake40 Crowing

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    Can you take the little one to a vet I think he needs more help than what we can give if it’s out of socket poor little one
     
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  7. CayugaJana

    CayugaJana Free Ranging

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    That looks pretty bad. I don’t think you will have a lot of success without a vet.:(
     
  8. radha snyder

    radha snyder In the Brooder

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    I have an appointment tomorrow morning- I’ll let you know how it goes
     
  9. Lil Drake40

    Lil Drake40 Crowing

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    That’s great yes please let us know:fl
     
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  10. casportpony

    casportpony Go Team Tube Feeding! Premium Member Project Manager 6 Years

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    Good luck at the vet tomorrow and let us know what happens.
     
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