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Help. My duckling is having leg problems!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by afisher, Apr 14, 2016.

  1. afisher

    afisher Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi. I have 5 Khaki Campbell ducklings. They are around 6 weeks old. I have been having a problem with a couple of them not being able to stand for long periods of time. I gave them niacin in their water around 4 weeks, when I noticed the issue. After about a week I didn't feel like it was working. So now I have been giving them nutritional yeast in their food. About a tablespoon for every cup. They all seem to be doing better, except for one. She is always sitting by herself and cant stand for long periods of time. When she does stand for too long her legs start to shake until they just can't hold her up any longer. I don't know what else to do. She doesn't seem to be in pain, she just can't stand up for very long. I don't know if she isn't eating enough food. I also feed them treats ever night (usually peas) and take them swimming in the tub. I am very worried about her and would appreciate any advice. Thanks.
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I would get her to a vet if possible - she may have an infection.

    Meanwhile, I would add some poultry vitamins to their water once a week.
     
  3. afisher

    afisher Out Of The Brooder

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    I didn't think of that. Can I go to the store and get antibiotics for her without having to go to the vet? And if so is it safe for all of them to have it if I put it in their water or do I need to separate her? I did give them Sav-A-Chick twice last week.
     
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2016

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