- Jun 27, 2013
A little bit better today then yesterday but only one dose given so far
It's never too late to try and get results. Get some plain niacin [not the slow release or the no-flush] and add it to their water. I get mine at Wally World, it's behind the counter so you have to ask. It's 500mg pills which I cut into quarters. For babies, I use 1 of these quarter tabs in the qt. waterer I start them off with, every other day for the first week and then they normally go up to a 64 oz. waterer and I still add only 1 quarter tab.. After that is 1 to a gallon of water everyday when they are 3 months old. All ducks and geese need extra niacin so this could be added to everyones water. Chickens can benefit as well so a communal waterer is fine. Niacin is one of the Bs so is water soluble so there isn't much chance of overdosing.I was given a mallard today - and I noticed that it's little feet/legs turn in, more than I think they should. I was told that it is a couple months old (that she bought it as a duckling in the spring) - is it too late to do something for it's legs? It can walk, but often steps on it's on feet - and swimming wasn't as much as a breeze as I think it should be.....for a duck. Any suggestions??
I have a pekin duckling that I hatched myself it has one curled foot I noticed it has some red at the end of his toes it doesn't stand up he does the back stroke is there anything I can do to help him