Muscovy with walking problems

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kysilkies, Dec 14, 2009.

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  1. kysilkies

    kysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We can't see anything wrong with our baby(1 1/2mth old) but she's not walking much...Eats and drinks fine but there is something wrong with her that we can't see...There are 4 of them in a 2x3' crate until they completely feather, should we isolate the one and is there anything about Muscovies where this is not unusual among them?!?!...

    We're lost and feeling bad for him...
     
  2. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    What are they eating? Vitamin deficiencies or an imbalanced diet can be very bad for legs.
     
  3. kysilkies

    kysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Medicated chick starter...We have chicken scratch for our older chickens, can they eat that?!?!
     
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    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    I'm not a duck expert, but I would get her some extra niacin by crumbling a 1/2 brewers yeast tablet in the food. I would also suggest that you post your question in the duck section in addition to here.
     
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    I just reread your post. Please be aware that not all medicated chick feeds are safe for ducks. It depends on the medication in the food. I don't know which is good and which is bad. The people in the duck section will know.
     
  6. kysilkies

    kysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, I just did!
     
  7. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    It could be a niacin deficiency.

    Have you checked the feet, the joints, the limbs? Are they swollen, do they move, are their any wounds?
     
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    kysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He looks fine, I compared his joints and such to the others and can see or feel no difference...How would we replace the NIACIN?
     
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    Quote:brewer's yeast tablets
     
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    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

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