Lame runner

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Snoozeys, Mar 14, 2015.

  1. Snoozeys

    Snoozeys Out Of The Brooder

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    I have an Indian runner and she is struggling to walk properly after sitting on a clutch of eggs ... I have separated her from the drakes ... slight improvement but still very lame .. any suggestions would be nice
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Keep her separated - give her poultry vitamins with electrolytes and probiotics.

    It would be best to see a vet.

    Let her swim in a tub of lukewarm water so that you can observe her and so that it takes the weight off her legs. Can she move them well without the weight on them?

    Take a close look - any swelling or injuries?

    If she is the only female and there are more than one drake you need to keep her separate from them and longer term consider how to manage the flock. Recommended drake to duck ratios range from 1 to 3, to 1 to 6 or more depending on the drake.

    Her life is at risk if you don't protect her.

    Are you going to incubate the eggs?
     
  3. Snoozeys

    Snoozeys Out Of The Brooder

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    None of the eggs hatched she was on ...I have her locked up with some duckling .. some googling suggested she could have worms so I have given her vermin !!
     
  4. Snoozeys

    Snoozeys Out Of The Brooder

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    I found her dead this morning so she has gone to a better place !!!
     
  5. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry.
     
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    Kaessa Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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