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My poor duck seems to be weak in the legs help please

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by les1977, Nov 14, 2016.

  1. les1977

    les1977 Hatching

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    Hi all new to here. One of my American Peking ducks seems really poorly in its legs. It eats well and drinks well. I came back from a weekend visiting my sick mother and my duck was limping my husband thinks it may have cut its foot, we looked it did looked grazed however we treated this with antiseptic and salt water bath and it has healed really well. However the poor wee thing is still hobbling it just stand up and then wants to at down lots, I've kept it in on rest but it's breaking my heart watching it. Any help would be welcomed my other duck is fine so it doesn't seem to be anything dodgy and the fact the hobbling duck is eating and drinking and swimming fine says a lot please help
     

  2. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Songster

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  3. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.
     
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  4. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    WELCOME!!!!
     
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  5. Welcome to the BYC flock! great to have you! Sounds like your duck has a niacin deficiency, There is a certain kind of niacin you have to have for this, I had to search 2 different stores to find it for my duck, I remember finding it at either Super Supplements or something else, it wasn't at Walgreens though. (it might be where you are though, who knows) I will forgot what it is called, so i will check, give me a few minutes.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    You can also post on the "Duck thread." just put that in the search box and it will come up. Problems with legs generally stem from a niacin deficiency. But, do ask the duck folks for their opinion first. I believe Brewer's yeast is a good source . The water makes the duck buoyant so he doesn't need to support his weight- floating is easy peasy for him.
     
  7. les1977

    les1977 Hatching

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    Thank you all I'm so worried about it am off to get some niacin
     

  8. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Songster

    Hope your duck is feeling better soon!
     
  9. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    Greetings from Kansas, Les, and :welcome! Great to have you with us! Hope your duck gets better soon! :)
     
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