vibrating feet cant stand or walk

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by kaydehill, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. kaydehill

    kaydehill Out Of The Brooder

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    Yesterday my cayuga duck hatched however it was shrink wrapped and i had to help it. Its full of life eating drinking and a bundle of joy however it still cant stand or walk it sort of shuffles using its legs like padles of a boat. also it vibrates its feet so fast that you can hear it tapping on the floor. Any ideas??
     
  2. Iain Utah

    Iain Utah Overrun With Chickens

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    What type of floor surface is it on? It needs good traction to sort out how to walk. Give it water mixed with a drop polyvisol (without iron) and a dash of sugar. It may take some time for your little one to work things out.
     
  3. kaydehill

    kaydehill Out Of The Brooder

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    whats polyvisol and its shavings on plastic and it was slipery so ive put a slip mat down aswell so that should be ok any idea about its feet vibrating or is that normal??
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Not sure 100% on very young ducklings, but sometimes a nutritional deficiency, in niacin or perhaps thiamine can cause neurological and/or leg problems. So vitamins are a very good idea.
     
  5. Iain Utah

    Iain Utah Overrun With Chickens

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    I would not have baby on shavings this soon. I would recommend a soft towel.

    Polyvisol is a human infant vitamin drop that is found at any store that has a pharmacy or vitamin supplements, like Walmart, Rite Aid, Walgreens, etc.
     
  6. Iain Utah

    Iain Utah Overrun With Chickens

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    The vitamins and sugar seem to give babies a good boost when they were difficult to hatch. And as I recall, your baby was a just a touch on the premature side. Good traction is critical at this time while they figure out how to walk.
     
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    Did this work for you?
     

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