3 day old white peking still can't stand.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jmeyers, Nov 16, 2016.

  1. jmeyers

    jmeyers New Egg

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    The duckling wobbles around the brooder but can not stand up. When it does try to get up it just leans back on its butt. It is eating and drinking on its own and we added sav-a-chick probiotic and electrolyte supplement to its water. Any ideas what is wrong?
     
  2. rachd1987

    rachd1987 Out Of The Brooder

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    Are you supplementing with extra Niacin? You can add crushed niacin pills to their water or sprinkle brewers yeast (not bakers yeast) over their feed, niacin deficiency can cause issues with their legs, I experienced this with one of mine as a baby
     
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  3. jmeyers

    jmeyers New Egg

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    How much niacin do you use?
     
  4. jmeyers

    jmeyers New Egg

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    This is all he can do.
     
  5. rachd1987

    rachd1987 Out Of The Brooder

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    I think the recommended does is 500mg niacin tablet to 5 gallons of water, make sure it is not "no flush", not timed release.

    I hope this helps!
     
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  7. jmeyers

    jmeyers New Egg

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    Thanks all. We will try the niacin and hopefully it works.
     

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