Duckling distressed keeps stretching legs forward

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SamDuck24, Jan 13, 2017.

  1. SamDuck24

    SamDuck24 Just Hatched

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    Help!!! Please! I can't find anything!! My duckling of 5 days couldn't walk today and so I gave a niacin supplement and now tonight he is walking on this "knees" and stretching legs forward and almost looks like he's having fits because his legs just go forward and all over the place!!! Please help'!!
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Post on the duck thread where others may help. Are you giving a multivitamin that also contains riboflavin? If it is not a vitamin deficiency, it may be a neurological problem of some sort. I know very little about ducks, but Amiga and many others should be of help.
     
  3. SamDuck24

    SamDuck24 Just Hatched

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    I have a special avian supplement with riboflavin and niacin and other good things that I have started to give him in his water. The correct amount and everything so let's hope this helps thank you for the reply.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I know ducklings can suffer from niacin deficiencies which cause leg/walking problems. The duck folks could probably tell you how much & what to use.
     

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