Pekin Duck Limping

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by SierraNichols89, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. SierraNichols89

    SierraNichols89 Hatching

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    Hi, I have a small flock of four pekin ducks. They are very healthy and happy except for one. I have noticed her having a problem with her left leg. She limps around ,but she has done this since she has been an adult. I've examined her and she doesnt appear to have any visible problems and her leg doesnt seem to be tender to touch. However she continues to have a hard time keeping up with the other ducks. I put her up for a week to see if she had just possibly sprained it and was struggling. Unfortunately she didnt appear to do any better. I need advice as to what I should do. If this is possibly a birth defect that happens from time to time but doesnt really cause her any pain I will leave her be. But I am worried she might be suffering and I am just not aware. If that is the case I will put her down. I need help please, any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank You[​IMG]
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

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    Pekins can develop leg problems in part due to weight.

    I would not give up, I would give her lukewarm baths deep enough to float in, daily, vitamins in her water, and soak her legs in Epsom salts.

    Es is a laxative so either use compresses or hold her while standing her in a small bucket that she won't be able to drink from.
     
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