Niacin Deficiency?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by MtnMomma86, Apr 14, 2017.

  1. MtnMomma86

    MtnMomma86 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just got 4 ducks from someone and I believe they have a niacin deficiency. They are about 8 wks old. Is it too late for them? Can they be helped? I Will be buying niacin tomorrow in hopes that it helps.
     
  2. Ducks4us

    Ducks4us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depends on how long they have been having problems? whag are their symptoms?
     
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  3. MtnMomma86

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    They walk with their feet turned in. They seem to get around ok but the joints look swollen.. I will try to get a good video or picture tomorrow
     
  4. MtnMomma86

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    They are stepping on their own feet and tripping a lot.
     
  5. Ducks4us

    Ducks4us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would definatly start the nutritional or brewers yeast asap.
    Even if it doesnt help their legs straighten up compleltely it will still help strengthen them.
    At least they are still walking. Thats good [​IMG]
    Or niacin capsules opened up in the water.
    Make sure its not flush free or time released
     
  6. MtnMomma86

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    Ok great! Poor little guys... hopefully it helps some. Thanks!
     
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