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Mix breed ducks keep dying

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ducklady412, Nov 20, 2016.

  1. ducklady412

    ducklady412 New Egg

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    Help!! My Peking/Rouen mix ducklings keep dying, before they do their legs seem to keep going lame, I'm not sure if maybe the genetics in one of my five duck is an issue because they are all normal, one duckling (a month old) died from what I described, about a month ago another one died at only two weeks old, also I was feeding him chop as a " for right now thing" but got him his starter a few days after I noticed him acting strange and it perked him up a bit with niacin too, does anyone know why it's only happening to my mix breed ducks?????
     
  2. Maxine Green

    Maxine Green Just Hatched

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    In the spring I had Pekings die like that.
    It was determined the environment was too stressful and not enough starter food.
    Change of environment and a lot more food and the survivors did beautifully.
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  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you have joined us, but so sorry about your losses.

    Hope you can find the answer and save your flock.
     
  5. ducklady412

    ducklady412 New Egg

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    Thank you to all for the sympath and condolences on the losses, what a loving group of people, god bless you all, and I hate to think I did it to him though, I got him his starter a few days after I noticed he was limping, did I accidentally kill my own duckling :(
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. ducklady412

    ducklady412 New Egg

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    Thank you, I apologize for my unenthused state as I'm going through a grieving process, but it's so awesome all the warming welcomes y'all give, I'm happy to have finally joined and be with y'all as well.God Bless
     
  8. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

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    Hello and welcome to Backyard Chickens! I am glad you joined us!
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    All I know about ducks, is they can have lameness, etc due to niacin deficiencies. Apparently it is common. If you post on the duck thread they can probably tell you how much they would need added to their feed. Some use brewers yeast. Don't give up the ship. If this is the problem it can be remedied.
     
  10. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, ducklady, and :welcome! Pleased you joined our community! Sorry to hear about your recent tough times. :hugs. Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC! :)
     

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