Khaki Campbell with a hard time walking?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by aoxa, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    I have a little duck (around 2 months old) that has a hard time walking/balancing. Her legs are not noticeably deformed. She does not have bumble foot.. She will walk really weird for a few steps and lay down. Her hatch mate did the same for a week, and is completely fine. Martha doesn't have all of her wing feathers yet.. Could that be why she can't balance properly? My fiance is starting to worry, and I'm not sure what to do. [​IMG]
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    It maybe as simple as giving them extra Niacin, chicken feed doesn't have enough in it that ducklings need so either get brewers yeast and sprinkle some over top of their feed or buy Nician tablets and dissolve in their water, i don't know the dose though because i used Brewers yeast. Hope someone else can help you with the dose. And HI sorry your duckling is having problems..
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2012
  3. Mum

    Mum Songster

    Dec 23, 2011
    She's a pretty girl!

    Sorry, no advice though :(
  4. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    Thank you :)

    She seems uncomfortable when walking, and her legs are further apart than I'd like. I've just switched them from starter to grower. I still haven't had the chance to get any supplements yet. Hope she comes around. Bertha walked weird at first, but now walks perfectly normal. :/

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