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Please help with my Peking duck born with weird leg

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Zigsgals, Oct 18, 2015.

  1. Zigsgals

    Zigsgals Just Hatched

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    My duck hatched 3 days ago. She was born with her leg not formed correctly. Please help with advise. We are hand feeding her. I also got some Brewers yeast to try to help. Not sure if we should keep leg bandaged or if there is anything we can do at all. Any and all advise welcome. [​IMG]
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    You may be able to make a little brace for her to help the leg get as close to standard as possible. The brewer's yeast is a great idea. Closely supervised tub time may also help strengthen the leg and bring it into line. It's worth a try!

    Please keep us up to date!

    Regarding bandages - there's a balance - of course, wrapping too tight is a problem, but I feel keeping it wrapped all the time may not be the best thing, either - some bacteria like a low-oxygen high moisture environment. So it's an experiment - you may find some kinds of material work really well.

    Vet wrap is something to consider. I recall someone using moleskin pads on the bottoms of a duckling's feet to help encourage proper form.
     
  3. Zigsgals

    Zigsgals Just Hatched

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    So we have taken her to a vet they said slipped tendon. They are putting her in a splint and changing it twice a week. She can not walk on our floors without looking like an ice skater. Not sure if that is normal either. Also. Can someone send me a pattern for a duck harness as well as how to make diapers? With her bad foot I am not thinking she will do well outside I think she is gonna be a house duck. Any advise would be welcome. [​IMG]
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Have you checked in on the indoor duck thread? Probably will find some resources there.

    @Zigsgals
     
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