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

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by masako85, Oct 1, 2015.

  1. masako85

    masako85 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 3, 2012
    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.
  2. Buck Oakes

    Buck Oakes Chillin' With My Peeps

    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.
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    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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