Sick Welsh Harlequin - Trembling and listless

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by LostLakePoultry, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. LostLakePoultry

    LostLakePoultry Hatching

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    I have 4 female duck that are 4 mo. old. They are free range 100% of the time with access to an 8 acre lake. Fed 18% protein duck pellets. About 3 weeks ago one of the Welsh Harlequins started separating herself from the others. She'd follow behind slowly (almost labored), would not play in the water with the others. I've noticed that she's trembling slightly and her underbody feathers are unkempt. She is still eating. She seemed to fully recover about a week ago, but now the symptoms have reoccurred. Will brewer's yeast or niacin help? Any other suggestions would be wonderful.
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

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    Hard to say - a vet would be best. She could have a systemic infection, that would require oral or injectable antibiotics.
     
  3. LostLakePoultry

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    Thank you.
     

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