Newly hatched duckling cant walk

duckies4ever

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My duckling cant walk its legs are facing back and the feet are curled up please help
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Amiga

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I would begin B vitamin supplementation, perhaps make a small hammock so that the duckling can sit upright, with an opening so that the poop can drop to the floor and not build up against the duckling's body.

Gentle massage may help.

We cannot know how much of a recovery they can make, but generally ducklings can do much better than we imagine - as long as they get the best support, nutritionally, and in their environment.

If you can get B Complex vitamins, and add that to the drinking water, that's a good start. I would use the amount of niacin - B3 - as a guide. 150 mg niacin per gallon of water.
 

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