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bali duckling with no balance

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  • Started 3 years ago by chuggs
  • Latest reply from dallascriftins

  1. chuggs
    Member

    hi all i have a 2 day old bali duckling who is eating and drinking but just has no balance and cant walk, i have separated from the others in case it is infectious. any help would be great!

    chuggs

    Posted 3 years ago #
  2. Hi chuggs, Just wondered how the duckling is. Can you support the legs to help with balance?
    Kind regards
    Sara @ farmingfriends

    Posted 3 years ago #
  3. campbell ridge
    Administrator

    Give him time. I wouldn't think it is anything infectious so just make sure he keeps warm and dry and gets plenty to eat and drink over the next few days.

    Sarah L
    Posted 3 years ago #
  4. dallascriftins
    Member

    Bali as in Crested?
    If so then the skull Defect that leads to the Crest forming can cause balance as well as other psychophysical problems

    I have three healthy Crested Appleyards but if I had known the Crested Gene is a potential time bomb I would have bought ordinary non crested birds.

    I dare not breed from mine as dealing with the resulting Ducklings could be heartbreaking.

    Have read of this
    http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/707110/the-truth-behind-crested-ducks

    Posted 3 years ago #
  5. dallascriftins
    Member

    PS even with issues they can do well

    Take heart from this little chap
    http://lemontheduck.com/id1.html

    Posted 3 years ago #

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