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Baby duck suddenly wont walk.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by solvick, Dec 3, 2016.

  1. solvick

    solvick New Egg

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    [​IMG]Baby ducking just sits and is not interested in water or food. HELP asap please [​IMG]
     
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  2. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    More than likely, you are dealing with a vit B deficiency. If you are feeding medicated chick feed STOP! It has a thiamin inhibitor and is making things worse. Mix brewer yeast in his feed. A crushed up human multivitamin will buy you some time to pick up something in the morning if nothing else.
     
  3. solvick

    solvick New Egg

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    Im using non medicated feed. The other is healthy as can be! But now the others breathing looks labored. [​IMG]
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Please post on the "duck threads" STAT. Ducks often have niacin deficiencies but, I don't know what medicated starter may have done to them. I don't know the amount of Brewer's yeast they need.
     
  5. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They were not fed medicated feed.
    Dosage of brewers yeast is 25mg per pound of feed or about 1 tbsp per cup. If you put niacin in the water it's 100mg per gallon.
    You can get everything you need at any drug or grocery store.
     
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  6. solvick

    solvick New Egg

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    My duckie didnt make it :(
     
  7. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry to hear that. How's the other one doing?
     
  8. solvick

    solvick New Egg

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    Going to have yo get another one. Any ideas on where the best place is?
     
  9. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Sorry about the loss of your duckling.
     
  10. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG] I am glad you joined us! But am very sorry about your duckling [​IMG]
     

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