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Pekin lays around, doesn't walk much

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mdc05, Mar 13, 2016.

  1. mdc05

    mdc05 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm new to this site and ducks! We have 5 white pekins and I'm head over heels already. We bought 2 on one weekend from TSC and then went back the next week for 3 more. They all seem to be doing well, except one of my older 2 lays around all the time. At first we just thought it was a really relaxed duck and called it Shalom since it was so peaceful. The other we called Wiggles because it goes crazy when we pick it up. Shalom just lays happily in our arms. I've added brewer's yeast to their food to help, but it just lays around and when it tries to walk it's like it's too weak to do so. Sometimes I see it walking around a bit, and when I get it into the bathtub for a swim, it's very lively. I just didn't know if there was something else I could or should be doing to help it.
     
  2. lomine

    lomine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How much Brewers yeast did you add?
     
  3. mdc05

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    I've probably given them about a tsp per day for the last 3 days. But some of their food gets wasted when it gets soggy. So it's hard to say exactly how much.
     
  4. lomine

    lomine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You need to add one tablespoon per cup of food. Definitely sounds like not enough niacin. Increase the yeast and you should see an improvement in less then a week if it a niacin deficiency.
     
  5. mdc05

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    Thanks so much! I will do that. Here's a pic. I couldn't get the app to add it.[​IMG]
     
  6. mdc05

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    Here's another one.

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