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Weird duckling that trips on its feet and breaths rapidly!!!!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Gabeandmuscovys, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. Gabeandmuscovys

    Gabeandmuscovys Hatching

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    Hello My name is Gabriel Johnson and I live in france.This is my first post;

    I bought a muscovy duckling about 2 weeks ago and i just noticed he breathes rapidly and trips on its feet, it is also quite small for its age i don't know but its legs are half as long than average i don't know if it will die or if it is in pain otherwise it runs eats and drinks normally. Do i buy another one To replace it if it dies? Propositions to help it ?

    Thanks and have a good day!!!!!!!!!


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  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners 8 Years

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    What are you feeding the duckling?

    A balanced feed is important, with enough protein and B vitamins.
     
  3. Gabeandmuscovys

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    I am feeding her Country's best and fresh grass i thaught that making her swim would be a good idea to muscle up her legs but she gets cold and she is not water resistant yet. She gets blue and starts to shiver but, when i find her the following day she's just fine!

    I forgot to mention that she has a little sister twice a big a her a a farmer said that maybe it was the big one that crushed her legs?!!

    Anyways, i don't think i can do a lot about it..... If you have any suggestions for food supplements or something....

    Thanks!!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners 8 Years

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    Littles need lukewarm to warm water for swimming - they could get hypothermia otherwise.

    Make sure she is getting a tiny bit, like a quarter teaspoon, of grit in her food a few times a week if you give her anything other than crumble or pellets to eat.

    A weekly dose of poultry vitamins with probiotics and electrolytes would be good,

    A teaspoon of brewer's yeast in her food daily, also, would be good.
     
  5. Gabeandmuscovys

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    Thanks a lot

    Have a good day !!! [​IMG]
     

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