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My baby duck is just now three weeks old and her/him feet
My baby duck is just now three weeks old and her/him feet turned in within the last 24 hours. Is there anything I can do? Seems healthy in every other way. … read more
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My friend has a chicken with an apparent broken knee, three
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I have a duck that's about 3 weeks old and his leg is bent
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My 5 week old duck is limping. I believe he has a niacin
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My duckling is having trouble walking. She doesn't have any
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I have a duck about 14 weeks old can't stand went to a vet
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Duck has something wrong with leg does not put weight on it
duck has something wrong with leg does not put weight on it no wound … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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We have a baby duckling who is a few weeks old who can't
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My duck can't walk I have her niacin supplement and feed her
My duck can't walk I have her niacin supplement and feed her duck food She used to be able to hopple aren't her legs have never been correct from day one … read more
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You I have a 3 month old turkey with a slipped tendon an the
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I have a chicken that can't walk on her right leg. It bends
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My duck came out of her couple this morning and can not put
my duck came out of her couple this morning and can not put weight on her right leg, she just falls down and doesn't seem right coop* … read more
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My 4 week old Pekin duck started showing lack of niacin 2
my 4 week old Pekin duck started showing lack of niacin 2 days ago. her legs are shaky and now shes super pigeon toed and walks on her feet. other then that shes eating, drinking water. Im syringe fee… read more
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I have a young (approx 2 mos) runner duck, female. About one
I have a young (approx 2 mos) runner duck, female. About one month ago she was unable to walk Legs splayed out behind her for about an hour. Recovered quickly and seemed normal. Several days later, ha… read more
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, just yesterday I discovered a nest of freshly hatched ducklings
Hi, just yesterday I discovered a nest of freshly hatched ducklings with no mother in the pouring rain. At first glance, they looked dead, but as I started looking for survivors, I realized they were … read more
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I have two wobbly ducks, large silver appleyards, 22 weeks
I have two wobbly ducks, large silver appleyards, 22 weeks old. Eating and drinking happily. They are also active and alert, swimming with no problems. They are having problems controlling their legs.… read more
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