new babies hatched...question about 1 gimpy duckling

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by chickenlisa, May 9, 2008.

  1. chickenlisa

    chickenlisa Invincible Summer

    Apr 9, 2007
    "along with 14 ducklings...1 duckling's leg is not right. Its waling (if you can call it that) on its little elbow (?) with the foot extended out in front. I know what has to be done,I think, b/c it can never live a normal life like this. Is there anything to help fix it that I should do? It hatched this morning and I wasn't home to watch if it had trouble or an injury during or after it hatched."

    I'm quoting myself from my incubating and hatching thread...not sure what to do..Its about 24 hrs old now and still hopping/gimping along...
    Last edited: May 9, 2008
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Might be late now, but maybe a splint for the leg?

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