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Hey Kevin565, thank you for responding. So I am dissolving between 250-500mg of niacin into 1 gallon of water- multiple times a day. I also put about 2-3 tbls of yeast into their crumbles. I started out with a brand called Duram, then purina, and now I'm on a wild game feed which I'm unsure of the brand cause I am not home right now. I ordered mazuri from my feed store.

My personal suggestions would be to:

 

Cut back the niacin levels to 100-150 MG per gallon of water. 

I would suggest adding in a broad spectrum multivitamin. You'll want one that doesn't contain iron in it. 

It also wouldn't be a bad idea to see if supplementing vitamin e improves their condition. 

 

Is there any possible way they could have gotten in to something toxic? 

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I have 8 Pekin almost one month old ducklings. When we moved them from the brooder box to their outdoor enclosure I noticed one walks way shorter and the feet point point so far in she trips herself. I read about niacin, but can't find Brewer's yeast. Tractor Supply here didn't have it. How soon should there be a noticeable difference, if that's the problem and is there a point that her gait is permanent?

I would also suggest adding it vitamin e supplements.

At that age her current gait shouldn't be permanent. 

 

You should see some improvement in a few days/week in most cases. However, just like in humans some birds take longer to recover from these things. 

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Thank you for the vitamin e suggestion. I'll try that as well. Why should I avoid iron? And no, I'm positive they did not get into anything toxic.
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Thank you for the vitamin e suggestion. I'll try that as well. Why should I avoid iron? And no, I'm positive they did not get into anything toxic.

Too much iron can be toxic in birds.

It's usually best to completely avoid the possibility rather than worry about complex dosages. 

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