Two day old duckling with leg problems

Hixnstix

In the Brooder
11 Years
May 10, 2008
55
5
31
N E, PA
Baby ducks arrived yesterday. Ones legs are swept to the left when she runs has trouble keeping up with the rest & keeps her wings out for balance. Thought at first was spraddle leg but it's not. Wondering if it is how she was in the egg?? Will it clear up or do I need to do something to help? She sits more than the rest. Please help???
 

duckyfromoz

Quackaholic
10 Years
Jan 11, 2010
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105
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Australia
It may be that she was malpossitined in the egg- she may have muscle or tendon damage around the hip joint Whats makes you think it isnt spraddle leg? . Tapping the leg may have some benefit - but it may also be something that is permanent if it hap0ened in the few days before she hatched. A little more time- with the treatment will tell for sure.
 

Hixnstix

In the Brooder
11 Years
May 10, 2008
55
5
31
N E, PA
The way her legs are swept left tells me its not spraddle leg, if I taped them she couldn't stand up, She seems healthy enough just hope she can survive as a special needs duck. maybe she will fly more as she gets older.
 

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