I have a leaning duckling

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  1. JennH07

    JennH07 Songster

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    Hello! I am a new user, I'm going through my mom's profile since I'm having trouble with my own. I am 16 and was just gifted my first pair of ducklings that I have been very excited for. They are about three weeks old, just recently bought from our local tractor supply. We use to have chickens, but we have never had ducks. The brooder is about 84 degrees, they're eating non medicated chic food and they just received brewer's yeast today because we could not find any so we had to order some online. The smaller of the two chicks, over the last two days has his head constantly tilted to the right. It's to the point now where it's almost constantly leaning to the right even while eating and drinking. Does anybody know what would cause this?? Any other information is very helpful and open to. Thank you in advance for your time and answers. View attachment 1304270 20180320_151116.jpg
     

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  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Make sure to give 1 Tab per cup of feed you maybe seeing a niacin deficiency I'd think seriously about getting a liquid B complex since it has all the B's in it and your duckling may need some of the others too.
    I believe it an easy fix but may take close to a week to see complete recovery if Nutrient def is what it is. Mix the BY into their feed or sprinkle on top.

    They sure are adorable.
    Welcome to BYC
     
  3. JennH07

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    Thank you so much! I will definitely do this, thank you for the advice and your time!
     
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  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Keep us updated on how the lil one is doing.
     
  5. JennH07

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    Hi Miss Lydia, this is Jenn. We started the duck on the liquid B complex yesterday. She is worse today but I kind of figured she would get worse before she gets better. Thanks again!!
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Sure hoping it's a nutrient deficiency Jenn and you start seeing improvement real soon!

    Thanks for updating
     
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