New duckling walking weird and shaking, help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by secuono, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. secuono

    secuono Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
    Virginia
    One of my Grimaud Hybrid Pekins is shaking. It also walks really weird, seems to have issues with it. Its chest is way down near the ground and it's butt up high, tail is tense and raised over it's back trying to keep balance. It's walking a little stiff on the right side, too.
    Idk if it will be a normal duck or if it will die.
    Help!
     
  2. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    What are you feeding it? Ducklings need niacin, if you are using chick starter you need to give brewers yeast or niacin supplements. I'm not sure how much, I use game bird starter the first 2 weeks, then add in scratch or oatmeal to lower the protein after that. Gamebird and waterfowl feed contains niacin, without it ducklings may have leg problems. Sorry I can't be more help, hopefully someone else will be along soon. Good luck!
     
  3. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    Forgot to add, try asking in the duck section. You'll probably get more duck related help there. [​IMG]
     
  4. secuono

    secuono Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
    Virginia
    I just got them in the mail, it seems to be doing fine now. :/ I over reacted...
     

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