My pet duckling keeps on falling

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Kalb, Mar 27, 2018.

  1. Kalb

    Kalb Hatching

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    I have a pet duckling around two weeks old, I bought him from a breeder who had the feathers on his wings cut off.
    He is very wobbly and shaky, could walk a couple of steps before falling off. He's very brave and tries to keep up and I help him by putting my hands as guidance.
    But for a couple of days now, he keeps on falling off on his back and has a hard time standing again.
    His temperature seems a bit high too comparing to when I first got him.
    I can't afford a vet right now so any advice would be a big help!
     
  2. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Free Ranging

    Hi, welcome to BYC! :frow

    Sorry your duckling is having trouble.

    Why would feathers be "cut" off on a duckling? Their wings are ALREADY so short (and cute) in the first place. :confused:

    Please, what are you feeding including treats and supplements? Do you know the breed?

    Hope the babe pulls through! :fl
     
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  3. Soon2BChixMom

    Soon2BChixMom Herding ducks and Wrangling chickens

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    Maybe his feathers weren't cut as they are pretty short on ducklings. Do you have a pic?
    What is the duckling eating? Is it available at all times? Access to clean water?
    You could add niacin to his diet. Also, save-a-chick vitamins and probiotics to a separate dish of water.
     
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  4. Duck Lover88

    Duck Lover88 Songster

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    Some scovy breeders cut the tip of there wings off so they can't fly away… like the wing part… skin, bone and all… it may be that, or yea what Soon2BChixMom said they do have short wings when young...
     
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  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Maybe the duckling was pinioned? too young to have flight feather clipped.
     
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  6. Soon2BChixMom

    Soon2BChixMom Herding ducks and Wrangling chickens

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    :barnie
    I just searched, didn't even know this was done. :(
     
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  7. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Vitamin deficiency possibly?..Two week old Ducklings do not have wing feathers at all..Clumsy?..Is It running when it happens?...
     
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  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

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  9. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Free Ranging

    OH! :hmm
     
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  10. Duck Lover88

    Duck Lover88 Songster

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    Pics would be nice!! :)
     
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