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Very sick duck I dont know about ducks a biy brought him to me he was laying on side chirp crying not able to stand. I cleaned him off in water he still very unsturdy on feet trying to preen himself. Gave him fresh food and water.
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It seems like he has a niacin deficiency.  The treatment is Brewers Yeast or a niacin supplement.  It helps the duckling develop stronger legs. 

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How much and how do I give it to him. Hes standing again after a warm bath and good cleaning from what I seen the cage was soked so I think it got sick from poor environment. Its now drinking fresh water n I set up new cage. Poor baby
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With brewers yeast you can just sprinkle it over their food.  It's nearly impossible to overdose on brewers yeast.  For niacin, you add it directly to their water (100 mg per gallon).  I hope the poor baby gets better!!!

1 dad, 1 mom, 3 sisters, a whole bunch of chickens, 13 runner ducks, 2 lab/pyrenees/anatolian mixes, 1 pyrenees rescue, a norwich terrier and 2 geckos
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Thank you for taking him in.  I don't know much about ducks except that they can have niacin deficiencies and when that is taken care of they are fine.  If you want more specific duck information put  "Duck thread" in the search box and it will pop up.

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

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Very sick duck I dont know about ducks a biy brought him to me he was laying on side chirp crying not able to stand. I cleaned him off in water he still very unsturdy on feet trying to preen himself. Gave him fresh food and water.

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