My duck can't walk

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kell1982, Mar 11, 2016.

  1. kell1982

    kell1982 Hatching

    Mar 11, 2016
    Hi I'm new to this and would so appreciate people's feedback,
    I have a duck well 22 of them I have lost a few they start of having trouble in walking then when I open the cage up in the morning she has died [​IMG] It's heart breaking as I don't know what is causing this. Today my duck was dragging herself on the floor I have attached a picture I actually think at one point she was having a fit I have now separated her and kept her indoors tonight as she will get tramped on by the others and thought this is what could of killed my others!!
    They are all female and are about 29weeks old. Any advice please? [​IMG][/IMG][/IMG]

  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! I'm sorry to hear you lost your girl :hugs I'm afraid I'm not a duck keeper but please do pop by the duck section as I'm sure the keepers there will be able to help you. Here is the link ~

    Wishing you the very best of luck, I hope you can get things better soon :fl
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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Ducks can also have a niacin deficiency - I don't know if they also get Marek's diseases like chickens. If you could get in touch with Miss Lydia(user name), she really knows her stuff about ducks.
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  4. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Niacin deficiencies can cause some leg issues. The duck forum members can help you with ideas for adding it to their diet.

    Good luck!
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  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
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