Runner duck couldn't walk last night

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Kadjain, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. Kadjain

    Kadjain Songster

    Last night I herded my ducks in and everyone was moving fine. A couple of hours later I went out to lock them up and my runner female couldn't walk. Everything else was fine she just couldn't move her legs. I put her in a crate for the night and this morning she is back to normal. What could've caused her temporary paralysis? Were her legs just asleep?
     

  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

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    Could she be Egg Bound?
     
  3. Kadjain

    Kadjain Songster

    Not sure? I got an egg from her yesterday and she has been laying pretty consistant before that too. I'll see if I get any from her today. She is my only duck who lays green eggs so it is easy to tell if she laid or not.
     
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

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    If there's no egg then it's very likely she could be egg bound. Have you felt her abdomen?
     
  5. Kadjain

    Kadjain Songster

    I handled her a lot last night trying to feel what could be wrong and didn't fee anything weird but I did not specifically check her abdomen.
     
  6. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

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    If it feels rather hard there there may be a egg. DONT apply to much pressure or you could rupture the egg
     
  7. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Is she eating and drinking okay? Is it possible that she was just....tired?
     

  8. Kadjain

    Kadjain Songster

    I noticed that she ate and drank in the crate last night but I haven't seen her do much today. I was kinda thinking she was tired cause my drake has been chasing her around but I didn't think he was chasing her around so much to make her colapse.
     

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