Rescue Duck deformed leg

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Imma Okie, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Good for you Imma Okie! You will be a welcome addition to the Charlie Brown Congregation. Look for the organizational post that will, hopefully be posted today. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2012
  2. un-named543

    un-named543 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2012
    SE Minnesota
    Great of you to take on a special needs duck. I have one like it that was born with a deformed leg, bent up against him. He got around fine on his one leg until a year ago, that leg started sliding on him. I make him a little bootie from that self stick tan bandage material. When I can get it to stay it really helps him. My drake happens to have a crippled hen with him that has both legs bent up... she gets around on her elbows and pulls with her bill when necessary. When he gets a little bigger, get him a younger friend so that he can get on top of the pecking order.
    That way when they are adults he won't have to fight for his place and get picked on...he will be top dog from the start.
    Now you'll eventually need a kiddie pool for a little pond!
    For now, a deep dish of water so he can fully dip his beak in.....
    Ivan is so cute!
  3. wagoncab

    wagoncab Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2008
    Many years ago I had a crippled Pekin duck that I took in. A lady was moving to another state and was selling
    everything. All that was left was this crippled duck and her blind mallard mate. No one else wanted them and
    she was going to put them to sleep. I took them home. The Peking duck's legs were twisted and completly
    useless. She was a very happy little thing and scooted herself around as best she could. She loved to swim
    but I had to watch her as she would not float for very long. I don't know how old she was when I got her but I kept
    her until she died. Her blind mate died not long after.
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  4. Imma Okie

    Imma Okie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2011
    I think that it's fused the way it is. It's encouraging about the feral duck still thriving in the wild! I know Ivan will always have to be doted over.

    Thank you for the heads up. I knew in the back of my mind that there's a chance that it may not be a happy ending...but in the meantime we are sure going to try. I had no idea ducklings were so sweet. I had him outside today and he had some yummy bugs and little bits of grass.

    You'll have to fill me in on what that's about! I will do a search in the meantime. [​IMG]

    Awe! That's encouraging! Ivan loves to swim. He is all heart!
    Last night my son took a bath with Ivan. It was a short bath. Ivan defecated and my son evacuated. [​IMG]

    That's good to know. What sort of enclosure did she have? I am thinking ramps, the whole nine yards for Ivan! LOL
  5. Cassie Collins

    Cassie Collins Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2014
    I know this post is old, but whatever happened to little Ivan? I now have a special duckling w/ a similar deformity, but it has all its toes. The leg curls inward just like the original description & he walks on his ankle. Has any1 found new info/treatments?
  6. Imma Okie

    Imma Okie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2011
    Ivan is alive and well. We found another duckling with a leg issue as a companion. Her leg healed, but they are thick as thieves. Ivan doesn't get around as much as the other duck, but he will hop around a small area. He swims wonderfully! I will try to post a pic.

    ETS: Ivan never did walk on his deformed leg. He just swings it out to the side when he hops. Now that time has passed, it clearly looks like a birth defect rather than an injury.
    Last edited: May 11, 2014
  7. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 16, 2012
    del valle, tx
    Please keep us updated. Especially with photos
  8. LeviS

    LeviS Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2012
    North Dakota
    One of the little call ducks I received this year also has a leg problem, I'll try to get some pictures for you all, its hard to describe. Right now I have him, along with the other little duckies, on vitamins; so I'm really really hoping that it will go back to how its supposed to be but I kind of dout it. [​IMG]
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Oct 3, 2009
    Mountains of Western N.C.
    Pics would help. Have you see this page?
  10. Imma Okie

    Imma Okie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2011
    Ivan is chasing me...
    on one leg...
    I was screaming.
    He is not phased and stops to scratch.
    Close-up of leg.
    His love, and reason for chasing me.

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