runner duck acting strangely. HELP

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jdywntr, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. jdywntr

    jdywntr Songster

    Oct 31, 2009
    Somerville, AL
    One of my 5 month old male runners is acting off. I arrived home to find him out in the yard by himself. When approached he didn't even open his eyes. I picked him up and he struggled a bit. he is able to stand but is unsteady. Doesn't seem to want to walk. I isolated him from the others(who are all fine). He is now standing, though not in an erect manner as usual and twitching his wings constantly. Any ideas?
    About 1 week ago one of the other males was a bit unsteady also. It resolved itself within 3-4 hours. I have ducks and chickens and they do interact in the backyard. I did not see any signs of obvious injury. All of the birds eat 18% Nutrena All Flock and have fresh water available at all times. I did not feel anything obstructing his throat.
    I posted this in the duck section but would like all the help I can get.
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    maybe give him so niacin for a few days and see if it makes any difference.

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