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

Killjoy84

Hatching
7 Years
Jun 4, 2012
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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?
 

Apyl

Songster
8 Years
Feb 5, 2012
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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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