Sitting Duck

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by TLWR, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do I need to be worried about this? Only 1 of the 3 is doing it. Has only really been doing it the last 2 days and not all the time, but every once in a while.

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  2. ~*Sweet Cheeks*~

    ~*Sweet Cheeks*~ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know - just wanted to say how CUTE they are.
     
  3. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    Mine will often do that with no other symptoms...Its cute!!! Unless the little ones starts to walk around on its hocks too - its nothing to really worry about. They grow so fat that sometimes they go through little stages of doing weird things- unless it is prolonged or other problems appear its not a sign of anything terribly wrong. keep a close eye on the little one though incase it does get worse- leg weakness is something they can go through temporarily- but it is treatable if needed.
     
  4. keeperofthehearth

    keeperofthehearth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hmmmm, Have you checked the bottoms of its feet? When it does stand up do it's legs seem strong? Any shaking in them? Does seem a bit odd but I don't have runners so hopefully someone w/them will chime in here soon.
     
  5. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:She goes from that position to running around to find peas or whatever else everybody else is doing. If they are all standing around, she'll sometimes drop back and then when the other 2 are off again, she's off and running with them.
     
  6. bemba

    bemba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe she just likes sitting like that [​IMG] no but seriously, hope its nothing serious.
     
  7. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    Are they getting enough electrolytes, vitamins, and niacin? I would add this to their diet just to make sure. It could be that they are a little bit on the slow side and only one shows symptoms.
     
  8. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    purina Flock Raiser, extra niacin in the water, and peas and bugs they catch in their kennel.
     
  9. keeperofthehearth

    keeperofthehearth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Then I'd go ahead and take duckyfromoz advice and not worry about it right now unless you see the behavior increase.
     
  10. Birdcrazy

    Birdcrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well ducklings grow pretty fast - maybe its a balance thing? Learning to become co-ordinated?
    When scovie babies stretch they always fall to their stomachs (cute!) so might be the same as that.
     

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