HELP!!!3wk old duck falling over

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Theprussia4, Sep 24, 2016.

  1. Theprussia4

    Theprussia4 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 3wk old duck who kept falling on his back and not being able to get up. I brought him in for 3 days and gave him Niacin. He seemed a little bit better so I put him back outside, he was fine for a few hours and started falling over again. He leans to his left side and puts his left wing down when he tries to walk. I keep going out to check on him and he is usually stuck on his back. I don't know what to do or what else may be wrong with him. Please help!
     
  2. redsoxs

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    Theprussia4 Out Of The Brooder

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    I feel they were/are in the same boat as I... Hmm... thank you.
     
  4. Amiga

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    So, are you continuing the niacin? Is it plain niacin? I have read that the no-flush and timed release are not the best for this.

    Also, sometimes an infection can cause this.
     
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    I am giving him a liquid B vitamin, when I read up on it, that was the suggested thing to use. How do you know it's infection and what do you do
     
  6. Amiga

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    It's not easy to determine if it's an infection, at least, from what I have read and heard.

    I think without a vet's help, I would probably go with the B vitamins for several days, and look out for a very warm bill or legs, lethargy, loss of appetite, metallic green poop.

    If I saw those symptoms I would add an antibiotic to the treatment.
     

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