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"Sidewinder" Duck

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by cryincreek, May 11, 2016.

  1. cryincreek

    cryincreek New Egg

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    Need help for a 3-week-old Muscovy duck with a "crooked" neck.[​IMG]
    He or she hatched perfectly fine. This started a week later. Can't feel any mass & you can pull the neck straight (but it goes right back). Is eating & drinking fine. Lays down a lot, though, and walks kind of horizontal.

    Ideas?
     
  2. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. I would suggest reposting your question in the "duck" forum for the best advice.

    Good luck

    CT
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Sounds like wry neck. You can gently message the neck into the correct position, a few times a day. It may take a while but, it usually helps in chickens. Sometimes it is caused by a bump or peck to the head.

    Do post on the duck thread - maybe this is from a niacin deficiency.
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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