Male Duck having issues Walking

HappyHayAcres

In the Brooder
Aug 5, 2020
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Hello everyone! I am looking for some advice for my male duck having issues walking. This started on Monday (8-3) when I let them out of the coop. I put them in the coop the previous night and he was perfectly fine. He shares the coop with 1 white goose, his female duck, and 11 roosting hens. The next morning I let them out and he was limping. He has spent the last 3 days in the pen, away from the everything. He is eating and drinking and will move himself around. I picked him up and tried finding something wrong, such as a cut, swelling, or anything wrong with the leg or foot but did not find anything. They are free range and have access to 3 acres of land so they do eat a variety of things. He is a healthy, full sized Pekin duck so I'm unsure if he does not want to put weight on it with him being a much larger breed. When he does get up, he doesn't want to put a lot on that leg but will still extend it out. Just don't want to let it heal wrong, as he will have issues for the rest of this life. Please let me know if there is anything I can do. If it continues, we will be taking him to the vet. I do not want him suffering.
 

HappyHayAcres

In the Brooder
Aug 5, 2020
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I did read about the bumblefoot but when I looked at his foot and felt around but it did not seem there was anything indicating bumblefoot. There was not swelling or any abscess. I am going to get a Niacin supplement and try that. The food we get is for waterfowl but maybe I'm not giving them enough. I did post this problem on the duck forum too. Thank you!!
 

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