Spraddle leg or pulled muscle in 13 day old duckling?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by MarlyMonster, Jan 20, 2019.

  1. MarlyMonster

    MarlyMonster Songster

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    One of my two ducklings just slipped and now his left leg is kinda sticking out to the side. Did he just pull a muscle and will it go back to normal on its own or should I worry about spraddle leg? I’ve already looked it up and found out how to correct it but I have no clue if it would even work on a 13 day old duckling.
    Help?
     
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  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia John 3:16

    Can you post a video ? Your sure it did pop out of its socket?
     
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  3. MarlyMonster

    MarlyMonster Songster

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    I don’t think it popped out, it just kinda seems to scoot out to the left like he’s doing the split with one leg. Nothing dislocated for sure. He’s walking a bit better already but still not fully normal. He’s also a little handicapped so that doesn’t help him lol

    Will try to take a video
     
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  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia John 3:16

    You could try hobbling for a little while and see if it helps us this the one with the crooked neck? If you look up sprawled leg you’ll see how to hobble. And be sure to keep them off of slick surfaces.
     
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  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    What type surface is he walking on - smooth or textured ?
     
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  6. MarlyMonster

    MarlyMonster Songster

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    I saw that! Mostly in young chicks though so I wasn’t sure if it would help? How long should I keep it on?
     
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  7. MarlyMonster

    MarlyMonster Songster

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    He’s on textured but he slipped when I put him in a carrier and I forgot to put a towel down. The second they started sliding I threw in a towel but the damage seemed to already be done
     
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  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Can you post a video?
     
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  9. MarlyMonster

    MarlyMonster Songster

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    Yes I’ll take one later!
     
  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia John 3:16

    What do you think @casportpony doing a hobble just to help he keep his leg in proper position for a while might help for a bit.
     
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