Welsh Harlequin Having problems

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by JoeyJoejoe, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. JoeyJoejoe

    JoeyJoejoe Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my welsh harlequins is having real trouble walking. I looked for injury but couldn't see anything. Her feet are so turned in that one is standing on the other. None of the others are having any trouble and I've been supplementing niacin.

    I've separated her from the others so that they don't trample her. What else can I do?
     
  2. satay

    satay oz-e-chick

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    Bumble foot maybe? Have you checked under her feet for injury ,lumps etc?
     
  3. JoeyJoejoe

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    seemed fine to me, but ill check again.
     
  4. satay

    satay oz-e-chick

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    How old is she?
     
  5. JoeyJoejoe

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    4 weeks. And she is pitching a fit that she is separated from the rest.
     
  6. JoeyJoejoe

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    Just checked, no bumble foot. It seems like she just lost use of her right foot. I can't find anything that feels broken, or that seems sore. When I hold her, there is tone in the left foot and just none in the right.

    I'm pretty worried.
     
  7. satay

    satay oz-e-chick

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    At 4 weeks if she was not born that way I could only guess she has been injured some way. I have a welsh harlequin that was injured by a nasty female muscovey when she was young and walks with a slight limp. She is over 3 years old now and does fine just has a small limp. All i can suggest is you keep her warm and quiet for a few days and maybe some vitamins in her water.
     
  8. satay

    satay oz-e-chick

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    I will send a copy of this post to another bycer who may have some other ideas that can help you.
     
  9. JoeyJoejoe

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    She's the smallest and I'm guessing she got trampled they tend to run from me with gusto. I'm keeping her separate, warm and clean and we'll see what happens.
     
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    Ok please keep us updated on how she does.
     

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