Help! 3 day old peking cant walk/eat on its own.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Killjoy84, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. Killjoy84

    Killjoy84 Hatching

    Jun 4, 2012
    I have 6 mallards from a clutch i hatched 3 weeks ago and they are all doing great and out in their house now. 3 days ago i hatched a single peking duck and he cant seem to walk too well. His legs spread out to the sides and he scuddles. Whats more is i try to lead him to his food and water but dosnt go for it on his own so i end up spoon feeding over the bowls. I have been putting the food in the water spoon so he atleast gets something. I am feeding him chick starter. But im so worried about him. What should i do?
  2. Apyl

    Apyl Songster

    Feb 5, 2012
    Necedah, Wi
    If his legs go outwards it sounds like splayed legs.

    Also chick starter doesn't have enough niacin in it. I would do flock raiser or add niacin to the ducklings food so he gets the amount he needs.

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