White Pekin duckling walking on her hocks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by cdavin7, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. cdavin7

    cdavin7 New Egg

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    Hi I'm trying to get some advice on what to do my duckling is 3 weeks old .
    When we first got her she walked just fine but then she had a growth spirt and now she only wants to scoot around and walk on her hocks.
    I was wondering if there's anything I can be doing to help her walk again.
    Thanks
     
  2. Debs Flock

    Debs Flock Birds on the brain Premium Member

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    What are you feeding her? Have you added a source of Niacin to their food? It is imperative that they get Niacin (most people use brewers yeast - not activated/bread yeast). Add 1 tablespoon of brewers yeast to 1 cup of food. Meanwhile, giving her some swim time in tepid water for about 10 minutes at least 3 times/day can help.
     
  3. cdavin7

    cdavin7 New Egg

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  4. cdavin7

    cdavin7 New Egg

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    I'm feeding her the starter crumbles and I've been mixing in brewers yeast to the food .
    I have her swim at least 2 times a day I've noticed that it isn't that she can't walk because she did when she was smaller but it seems like she doesn't want to walk.
    When I bring her into the grass outside she walks for me.
     

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