Baby duck walking on it's "elbows"

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by dinomom, May 16, 2011.

  1. dinomom

    dinomom In the Brooder

    Apr 23, 2011
    Hello, my baby duck just started walking on it's elbows in a wobbly sort of way. I've read this could be a niacin deficiency in their diet. They have only had mashed chicken feed pellets since they hatched. So I guess that's what it is. They are 3 wks old, how is the best way to treat this and what is the best pellet food to feed them from now on. Thanks!

  2. Silkie Sue

    Silkie Sue Songster

    Jun 23, 2007
    Sarnia, Ontario
    i think baby ducks need lots of protein..
    do you have POLYVISOL ( without iron) childerens vitamins, i would give him some of that and scramble up some egg yolks
  3. SassyKat6181

    SassyKat6181 Songster

    Aug 30, 2010
    Western Mass
    I would say supplement with can use brewers yeast. You might also get more answers if you post this in the "duck" forum.

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