Wheel Chair for duck

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Magic Quack, Mar 18, 2019.

  1. Magic Quack

    Magic Quack In the Brooder

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    This is Buttercup, my Pekin Duck that cannot walk on his own. So, to this soft hearted old fart, he is worth giving a chance at life, as an indoor companion. He has already taken to the water therapy a have for him twice a day and he just loves being in the same room with us. I am now working on a design for a wheel chair for him, he has use of his legs, but cannot support his weight, he can only stand for a second or two then he falls down. With all the research I have read, I have only found one other wheelchair for a duck but not the best design. Thinking of using Pex pipe and fittings, I have lots of these parts, so it would help on my tight budget. Using Pex Pipe would be light weight and easy for him to move around. Any ideas for designing the wheel chair would be grateful. Yea, try typing on a keyboard with a duck laying his head on your arm trying to sleep.
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  2. 007Sean

    007Sean Addict

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    Howdy :frow and Welcome to Backyard Chickens.

    Happy :ya to have you here with us. Enjoy your time here at BYC! Love the pics.

    Thanks for joining our community! :celebrate
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Hope someone can offer plans that would work for Buttercup. You may want to post on the Duck forum as well - and hopefully gain some good advice.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens (and ducks).
     
  5. N F C

    N F C happy spring!

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    :welcome

    Pretty boy, he's lucky to have a human "flock" willing to help him out.

    I've seen images here on BYC of slings that other members have made to help their birds take weight off their legs. Maybe something like that for a "seat" along with the frame you're talking about?

    Hope you'll keep us posted on what you come up with!
     
  6. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Crossing the Road

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    Hello, and welcome! Glad that you joined! Good luck in finding a way to design a wheel chair or something that will help Buttercup out!
     
  7. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hello and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us.

    This is a useful link of BYC guides to take a look at announcements-feedback-issues-guides.3 I’d suggest including your location using the guide in the link. You can use this link to contact members in your area - Find your State's thread.

    Best wishes

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  8. ClucksAndCombs

    ClucksAndCombs Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC!:frow

    Feel free to ask questions, there are so many wonderful and knowledgeable people who will answer them :)

    Good luck with your wheelchair for Buttercup!
     
  9. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

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    Howdy! :frow Welcome to our FUN-omenal community! :celebrate
    Best wishes and have lots of fun! :wee
     
  10. A_Fowl_Guy

    A_Fowl_Guy Wildlife Biologist

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    :yesss: :welcome :yesss:
    Miss Piggy Sue says, “Welcome to our eggcelent flock here at BYC!”

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