Waddling weird

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ChristopherMic, Jul 21, 2016.

  1. ChristopherMic

    ChristopherMic The Poultry Guy

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    Hi, My duck is Waddling Weirdly and i don't understand why, One leg go's infront of the other when she walks. I also don't understand why her body is so slow to the ground. Please Help!
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    can you upload a photo or video? what breed is she? age?

    Been laying?

    I would get her into a tub of lukewarm water, let her float, and watch her closely.
     
  3. ChristopherMic

    ChristopherMic The Poultry Guy

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    Age: About 2 1/2 Breed: Pekin

    I will upload a Video Tomarrow and send it to you.

    And i will also do the bath tomarrow and i will send you a video of her in the bath
    I haven't Seen Many eggs in the flock even though i have 4 Female. I haven't Seen any eggs today, I saw eggs 2 days ago, but she has been waddling like this for a while and i thought she just was like that, but i wanted to make sure nothing was wrong

    I also Bought your Book!
     
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  4. Amiga

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    I am trying to think of possibilities.

    Being eggbound can cause them to walk oddly sometimes. A quick overview of treatment for that is bath, extra calcium, possibly anti-inflammatory and antibiotics (one of our ducks was eggbound last week).

    Botulism, a toxin, can cause them to walk like they are drunk. The toxin needs to be flushed out, or at least a charcoal slurry, and lots of fresh water, time in a quiet, safe place.

    Sometimes they can pull a leg muscle. Epsom salt compresses, and ointment like T-Relief or comfrey salve.

    If possible, vet help is best. But it's not always an option.

    And thank you very very much for buying the book! I hope you enjoy it! Its purpose is to share true stories, in a simple, low-tech small book.
     
  5. ChristopherMic

    ChristopherMic The Poultry Guy

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    She's been walking weird for a while now, Her body is Very low to the Ground and her legs go in front of each other. The only thing i wonder is why her body is low to the ground and leaning forward but shes not falling. She doesn't act drunk she acts perfectly normal.

    Your Book Looked really good I have high hopes for it!
     
  6. Amiga

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    She may have ascites - fluid buildup in the abdominal cavity.

    She may also have eggs backing up in her system.
     
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  7. ChristopherMic

    ChristopherMic The Poultry Guy

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    How would you Fix the problems? Could the problem kill her?
     

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