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Duckling Beaks turned pale and they are stumbling?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sannalorraine, Mar 28, 2017.

  1. sannalorraine

    sannalorraine Hatching

    Mar 28, 2017
    Hello. I am new to having ducklings. I am experienced with chicks. Two of my ducklings are regular yellow and two are colored with a poof on the head. The two yellow ducklings beaks have turned pale and they are stumbling around. Their legs are not working normally. I am feeding chick starter. Do I need to separate the healthy from the sick? Anyone know if I am doing something wrong or if they were just sick?

  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Welcome to BYC. I would urge you to also post in the duck forum here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forums/threads/add/forumId/42
    I would get some poultry vitamins and electrolytes to put in their water right away, and start them drinking. Ducks can have B vitamin deficiencies, and that could affect the legs. Make sure the vitamins contain riboflavin, thiamine, and niacin. Amiga and others on the duck forum are helpful.

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