Need help/advice with duckling

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by LoveMyChickens0, Mar 30, 2015.

  1. LoveMyChickens0

    LoveMyChickens0 Just Hatched

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    We acquired a mallard duckling on the 17th. He/she was stumbling and falling every time he walked. He acts as if he is drunk. My son wanted to save him. We got vitamin/electrolyte supplement and have been mixing it in his water since the 17th. He has made no improvement. If its not a vitamin deficiency, what else could be wrong with him? We got him from a feed store. All of the other ducks he was with were fine.
    Could his problem be in his brain or could it be a neurology disorder?
     
  2. DemonicFowl

    DemonicFowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you using duck food? It has more niacin than chicken food and helps keep the legs healthy. Try Brewers yeast, can be found at local feed stores, and make sure your not overdosing with the supplements.
     

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