Splinting issues with duckling?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Ilyt, Jul 18, 2019.

  1. Ilyt

    Ilyt In the Brooder

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    3 week old duckling suspected splayed leg. Hobbles but will still put weight on the leg, when sat down leg is pushed behind the body and never under the body. Initially suspected a niacin deficiency but 2 weeks on supplements and no real improvement, finally attempted to splint the leg however she now can’t seem to walk at all? She’s pushing both her legs behind her and can’t get back up from there. Don’t want her to injur herself any more and the banding isnt covering her knees. Is this a normal reaction to banding? Has only been on for a couple of hours but she wont move.
     
  2. casportpony

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    Welcome to BYC. Can you post some pictures?
     
  3. FluffTheDuck

    FluffTheDuck Duck love is recognizable in any language

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  4. Ilyt

    Ilyt In the Brooder

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    Thank you! I have attached 3 images of her with the banding on her legs, this is how she insists on sitting and will even attempt to walk like this refusing to pick herself up. Other two pictures are how the leg sits naturally when she is sat on it and being held up. Any advice would be appreciated!! D489BF7E-255A-4783-951B-0F9F87B37AD3.jpeg B167670F-0684-4F85-880E-13EF4E66DB3A.jpeg 615F9D47-0B70-4189-8C4C-F508F6A8DAC1.png
     
  5. FluffTheDuck

    FluffTheDuck Duck love is recognizable in any language

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    Poor thing :(

    Make sure you have vitamin powder (or brewers yeast) in the water Incase of vitamin deficiency
     
  6. DuckyDonna

    DuckyDonna Free Ranging

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    @WannaBeHillBilly has done a hobble. I haven't, but from that one picture it looks to me like there is way too much space between the legs on it.
     
  7. DuckyDonna

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    Also get some B-complex and nutritional yeast powder and put it on his food
     
  8. Ilyt

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    We’ve been mixing a niacin powder as well as a poultry spice with all food for the past 2 weeks so hopefully that can add to it
     
  9. DuckyDonna

    DuckyDonna Free Ranging

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    where are you? do you have a Tractor Supply near you?
     
  10. Ilyt

    Ilyt In the Brooder

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    I don’t believe so, i live in the north east of the UK so my suppliers are pretty limited. I’m relying on pets at home supplies and local wholesalers
     

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