Should she sit down so much?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by KikiDeAnime, May 20, 2019.

  1. KikiDeAnime

    KikiDeAnime Songster

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    I recently noticed that our Runner duckling named Duchess will sit down for a while a few times a day. She'll only walk around if: there a new refill of food/water, I'm throwing treats out to them, I'm attempting to take a photo of her, or she suddenly wants to find where Colonel is and follow him.
    Duchess will be 6 weeks old on Thursday.

    Should she sit down so much throughout the day?

    Thanks for any feedback.
     
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  2. Roo5

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    Is she being given niacin?
     
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  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    That is my thought too. Weak legs is usually a sign of niacin deficiency, So I'd start her on some liquid B complex and see if that doesn't clear it up.
     
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  4. KikiDeAnime

    KikiDeAnime Songster

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    They've been getting the B complex pill in their water since I was first told to put it in.
     
  5. Roo5

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    Sounds like she could just be lazy,Ive had some lazy ducks.
     
  6. KikiDeAnime

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    I hope so!
     
  7. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chicken Lover, Duck Therapist

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    Does she sorta fall/sit back on her elbows from standing? If so, start giving her B complex. It is not normal and is a weakness in the legs. More swimming will help her strengthen them too!
     
  8. KikiDeAnime

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    As I stated above, they've been on B complex for weeks.
    It's almost like she's relaxing but she always puts her head in her wing.
     
  9. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chicken Lover, Duck Therapist

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    laying down to rest and tucking in the head is totally different to falling to a sitting position, that is why I asked the first question ;) sounds like she is just resting and this is normal
     
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