newly hatched duckling shaking feet

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  1. alyssanz1995

    alyssanz1995 Out Of The Brooder

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    My newly hatched Mallard duckling cant stop its feet from shaking, it look like theyre vibrating! It also seems to not be able to walk properly and falls onto its back alot. It was hatched with the yolk not fully absorbed aswell as ruptured, and a small bit of tissue hanging from the umbilical area aswell. The yolk and tissue problem is now fixed but could it be related to the shaking? the duckling is very active and vocal otherwise, However it does keep one eye closed majority of the time.
     
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  3. alyssanz1995

    alyssanz1995 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thankyou!
     
  4. alyssanz1995

    alyssanz1995 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! :)
     
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  6. alyssanz1995

    alyssanz1995 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thankyou :)
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I know ducklings can have niacin deficiencies but, I think this is related to his problems at birth and ruptured egg sac. I would hasten to post on the Duck thread where folks have more experience with them. I wonder if it could be like hypoglycemia because he didn't get his nourishment properly from the egg sac. I hope the little guy will be okay.
     
  8. alyssanz1995

    alyssanz1995 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thankyou for your answer i will keep monitoring him and i hope hes fine too!
     
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