She still has a problem

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by The Red Rooster, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    My female Mallard still limps in one leg. I let her out of the pen because she got better, but now she's back to limping. I'm going to put her back in the pen again until her leg heals.

    What else should I do for her?
     
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    It seems like ducks are susceptible to straining their leg. If she is young make sure she has enough Niacin in her diet because that is important for leg development. Feeds for waterfowl specifically have enough niacin and I think Purina Flock Raiser does, too. To help her recuperate you might want to give her swimming time so that she can move her leg around without having to put weight on it, just make sure she doesn't strain the leg getting in and out of the water. Hope she gets better soon.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    There is no indication how many drakes you have, but another factor that can add to hip/pelvic/leg injuries is gang breeding by multiple drakes or a very large drake breeding smaller hens.
     
  4. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    Quote:I have two drakes and one female.. not good. Going to seperate NOW!
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:I have two drakes and one female.. not good. Going to seperate NOW!

    Very good idea. [​IMG]
     

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