Need help!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jsross525, Nov 18, 2016.

  1. jsross525

    jsross525 New Egg

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    Okay, I have a duck that got stuck on a kiddie pool for a few hours and got hypothermia about 3 months ago. She was limping with weak legs, now her legs are turned up and she is walking on her knees! WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP FOR THIS POOR BABY?
     
  2. KDOGG331

    KDOGG331 Chicken Obsessed

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    Are you sure it is or was hypothermia? Almost sounds to me like some sort of nutritional problem or injury. But then again I don't know that much about ducks so I'll let someone else answer. I hope you can help her!
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. That sounds like a vitamin deficiency. I would start her on poultry vitamins in her water that contain B vitamins including riboflavin and niacin. You can give something directly by mouth or in a small amount of food like Poultry Cell, or use a powdered supplement for water. Note the NutriDrench does not contain riboflavin. Chopped beef liver contains most B vitamins. Also post on the duck thread here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks
     

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