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7.5 week old pekin that falls over and can't right itself...

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Ok, so I have a 7.5 week old Pekin that is about 3/4 feathered and today out of the blue couldn't stand, would fall over, then not be able to right itself. It is eating and drinking well, is on a grower feed, and I add vitamins in their water daily.
Has anyone seen this? No other birds seem to be affected. I have removed him
/her to avoid being picked on.
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i would go to or consult over the phone with an avian vet or exotic vet immediately, that is if u care about the duckling ( Not saying that as offensive, its because some people just cull them :( its really sad ) But if he/she is a pet definitely go to the vet its very important that you discuss his/her diet as well as have some blood taken, he/ she could have a defiency that they can fix by just a shot or a neurological problem that they can discuss with you about. 

I love my muscovies!!! Wood ,Wood ( yes two ducks named Wood), Shell, Flo, Black cap, Trumps, Mute, Egyptian, Indie, Silver, Spur, Salty, Gaddy, NeNe, Widge, Swiss, Mist, Eider, Comb, Leo, Frost, Eos, Fawn, Orchid, Goldy, Tulip, and Pine
Mandarins: Sky and Ember

In memory:
Marble, Lil bit, Europe, Mask, April, Buffy, Marigold, Canvas, Rosey, Mallard, Farm, Crest, Smew, and Celeste
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I love my muscovies!!! Wood ,Wood ( yes two ducks named Wood), Shell, Flo, Black cap, Trumps, Mute, Egyptian, Indie, Silver, Spur, Salty, Gaddy, NeNe, Widge, Swiss, Mist, Eider, Comb, Leo, Frost, Eos, Fawn, Orchid, Goldy, Tulip, and Pine
Mandarins: Sky and Ember

In memory:
Marble, Lil bit, Europe, Mask, April, Buffy, Marigold, Canvas, Rosey, Mallard, Farm, Crest, Smew, and Celeste
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Ok, so I have a 7.5 week old Pekin that is about 3/4 feathered and today out of the blue couldn't stand, would fall over, then not be able to right itself. It is eating and drinking well, is on a grower feed, and I add vitamins in their water daily.
Has anyone seen this? No other birds seem to be affected. I have removed him
/her to avoid being picked on.

Could be a niacin deficiency also Do you give any Brewers yeast along with the vitamins.  Pekins grow supper fast and it maybe your lil one just needs so extra niacin to help it through this rough patch.  I'd get either nutritional yeast or Brewers yeast most health food stores or Whole foods probably carry it 1 tab to 1 cup of feed. If it is a niacin def you should see improvement in as little as 3 days but may take up to a week. Worth a try.

If a vet is affordable to you by all means go that route.

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 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

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