8 week Pekin duckling severely PIGEONTOED!!


In the Brooder
May 6, 2017
Jefferson, MD
We have 4 eight week Old Pekin ducks! We absolutely love and adore them, except one of them is having some difficulty walking. He is severely pigeon toed! He tries so hard to keep up with the other three but constantly steps on his own feet and falls, then just kind of lays there. It breaks my heart! I always have to pick him up and carry him to wear the rest of the flock is. I've read some things on a niacin deficiency causing the problem, Luck of the draw, or a splint of some sort to help correct it? Anyone have any ideas? Is he too far gone at eight weeks to correct it?!


I Love Autumn
BYC Staff
Premium Feather Member
7 Years
Jul 16, 2015
Pictures might help. Is it a male? Sometimes they grow too quickly and have troubles controlling their legs for a while. Make sure their feed is fresh to discourage any vitamin deficiencies.

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