I need help!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by TroyMajor1, Apr 2, 2016.

  1. TroyMajor1

    TroyMajor1 New Egg

    Apr 2, 2016
    I have 2 pekin duck a boy and a girl, the girl is fine but my boy duck Seymour is having a problem walking, it's on a hardwood floor that kinda slick but the girl is doing just fine, we are currently trying brewers yeast but if anyone has any ideas or knows anything could you please help.
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    How old are they, and what is their main feed?

    If they are young, and it's chick feed, he may well be deficient in B vitamins, and the brewer's yeast should help within a week - a tablespoon per cup of food, for eight to ten weeks.

    He could also have eaten something toxic. There is a sticky for flushes and food grade activated charcoal slurry to absorb toxins. You need to be careful with doing this, but sometimes it needs to be done.

    So, backing up, when you say he's having a problem walking, what does it look like? Are his feet slipping, does he walk like he's drunk?

    I won't be online much longer, I plan to check back in the morning.
  3. TroyMajor1

    TroyMajor1 New Egg

    Apr 2, 2016
    We are just feeding him chick starter feed and fruits and vegetables like peas and Lima beans along with cantaloupe and corn here and there, we just started using the brewers yeast 2 days ago we put it in some mashed peas and gave it to him and put it in there water.

    He can't stand up, his feet slide every time he tries to get up and when he finally does get up his stance is very wide and his feet slide out from under him, when he does walk his feet slide back like he's walking on ice. like I said we have a female duck who is a little bit younger than him and she can walk and what not with no problem at all.
  4. TroyMajor1

    TroyMajor1 New Egg

    Apr 2, 2016
    Oh they are also about 2 weeks old
  5. Orca5094

    Orca5094 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2014
    In addition to what Amiga said up there, are they on the hardwood floor all the time? That is not good for duckling feet or legs and will cause leg issues. They need to be on a soft, non-slippery surface. Most people use wood shavings as they help absorb spilled water, help keep the smell down, and is easy to spot-clean throughout the day. It's also a perfect surface for them to walk on, not slippery and not hard. You just have to monitor them when you first put them on the shavings so that they don't eat too much of it. They will likely eat a little at first to test it, but should realize pretty quick that it's not food and no good to eat.
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  6. pattyhen

    pattyhen Chicks Ducks oh my

    Apr 20, 2007
    Have you tried putting them in the sink with a little warm water? That might help build up his leg muscles too. Make sure to towel them off or blow dry them to dry them off when they get out. Supervise them at all times in the water. I wouldn't let him walk on the hardwood floor at all. If your getting them out of the brooder put them on a towel to walk around on or a rug something that he can get some traction on.
  7. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2010
    southern AL
    Is their brooder hard wood flooring?
    If so, put a towel or some other type of flooring option with traction on it under them.

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