Niacin deficiency

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Edenduck, Nov 26, 2016.

  1. Edenduck

    Edenduck Just Hatched

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    Hello, one of my ducklings have a niacin deficiency, she is 4 weeks old now and her leg bowing is quite severe. At first I thought she might have a minor injury that would heal its self but over time it worsened and you can now see the hips majorly sticking out, she is constantly tripping over and finds it difficult to stand. I'm just worried it's too late to help her, what can I do?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Type 'niacin deficiency' in the search bar at the top of the page for treatment options. Good luck.
     
  3. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Add greens to the diet....Ducklings need greens......Forage material....Where are you located??


    Cheers!
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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  5. Edenduck

    Edenduck Just Hatched

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    I'm located in south east England, and I already supply them with a reasonable amount of greens, like curly kale and iceberg lettuce
     
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  6. DwayneNLiz

    DwayneNLiz ...lost... Premium Member

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    Try using brewers yeast
    vitamin B3

    you can add it to their food or drinking water
    you may still be able to correct it somewhat but may not be fixed completely
     
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  7. Edenduck

    Edenduck Just Hatched

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    Thanks for responding, I'll give it a try :)
     
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  8. CyndiD

    CyndiD Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    here is a youtube video on 3 cute little ducklings that are niacin deficient and the man is helping them by feeding them Vit B3 and B Complex
     
  9. Edenduck

    Edenduck Just Hatched

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    Thank you!
     
  10. Edenduck

    Edenduck Just Hatched

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    Unfortunately she died a few minutes ago [​IMG] I think she may have been the runt, she was a lot smaller than the other two and obviously had the deficiency, she had always been weak. I guess she's in a better place now
     

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