Duck suddenly can't walk
Asked Jul 13, 2009, 12:14 PM
I am new here but need some help! We have two 2 month old ducklings. We have raised them from being not more than a couple of days old at the most and they have been doing really well. One was slightly older than the other and so was a bit bigger and stronger. However on Sunday morning we discovered the big one dead in the pen! There seems to be no reason for this sudden death as it was fighting fit the day before! Since the death the little one has become totally withdrawn and doesn't seem to be able to stand or walk. It appears not to be able to weight bear on its legs although it can move them. It is eating and drinking fine but we have to take the food and water to it! We have no idea what is wrong with it as it happen so suddenly. Can anyone offer any suggestions?