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Niacin deficiency affecting nearly adult muscovy?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by hblovesclemson, Nov 22, 2014.

  1. hblovesclemson

    hblovesclemson Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm confused. I have dealt a great deal with niacin deficiency in ducklings, and I had originally thought that they're pretty much safe once they reach the point where they're basically adults. But one of my male muscovies that had suffered from niacin deficiency when he was younger seems to be afflicted again. He's a little over 5 months old. Is this possible? What is the age in which possible niacin deficiency isn't an issue anymore?
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Did you keep him on the niacin until 10-12 weeks old? It maybe that he is just one that doesn't process it well enough in his body and may need it the rest of his life. I buy animals grade brewers yeast and add to my fermented feed 2X a week for all my adults. Are you sure he didn't injure his legs some how? is it both or just one?
     
  3. hblovesclemson

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    It's just the one, and it's definitely niacin deficiency because I started him on niacin and he returned to normal. I've decided I'm just going to give it to him regularly until I feel he is fully grown, maybe once his mask comes in completely. It's still weird though, don't you think?
     
  4. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If your haveing continual Niacin deficiencies in your flock you should probably change something in there diet and probably consider haveing a vet know your situation with your ducklings. if at least 3 ducklings in your next batch show signs of this illness, i would bring them to a vet to get checked out, that is ,unless you know why this keeps occuring.
    Last time i had a duck with this we took it out of the gene pool ,or well a fox did, and it went away havent had a problem with it sense then.

    none of this probably made sense im just rambling.
     
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  5. hblovesclemson

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    This isn't my flock though, they are wild ducks that I interact with every day in my backyard!
     
  6. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ohh well then umm i have no idea what to do i guess i didnt read it all :( sorry.
     
  7. hblovesclemson

    hblovesclemson Out Of The Brooder

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    No, that's my fault -- I definitely didn't specify that they were wild. Sorry about that. And saying "I've dealt a lot with duckling with niacin deficiency" does sound like I am a breeder/hatcher!
     
  8. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well at least someone is healing those little ones out in the wild. :)
     
  9. hblovesclemson

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    Even though they are wild, I love them like they are my pets.
     
  10. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wait the muscovy's are wild?
     

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