- Nov 21, 2020
I have a 5 pekin ducks that I got for my dad for Father's day. They all seemed healthy! We keep them in our backyard and we have a pool for them to swim in and a large coop for the night. But a while back, I think it was around July or August, one of our ducks came up lame all of a sudden! I didn't think much of it as we had company for a month from out of state. Obviously I didn't really have time to think about it. Finally, they left, things got back to normal and I was able to take a closer look at Lucky (that's his name) it seemed as though he had broken his leg! So I (after lots of research) bandaged his foot and began treating him for a broken leg. A couple days later, it had only got worse, now he couldn't walk at all! I unbandaged his foot and began looking into possible illnesses that heven might have got. I thought maybe botulism, worms, parasites, etc. I then heard of niacin defficentcy and the symptoms matched. I have been treating him with "Spring Valley" niacin for about 3 weeks and he is still lame and has discharge from his eyes, bill, etc but is still happy, gromming himself, bathing himself, and eating fine! I'm just worried....I lost my baby goat who I really loved, earlier this year due to cocciciosis and can't stand the thought of loosing him too! Any idea how to treat this or how long it will take him to recover? Or even any thoughts of what else it might be? Any info would be greatly appreciated! Also, the picture is Lucky when we bandaged his foot (you can see the purple vet wrap) lol.