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Do not give up on an injured duck!

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Last week one of my then 5 week olf Khaki Campbell ducks was injured in a stampede when they were frightened. I saw it happen and as soon as was over one was unable to walk. She could only walk on her elbows/hocks. I was devastated. No obvious external injuries etc. i did a lot of research on the internet hoping to find someone else who had had this happen to see what her prognosis might be. I felt it was probably a nerve injury. I saw no improvement for a week and I was so worried she would never improve and I was so aftaid she would get skin breakdown on her hocks with how she was walking. I was willing to give her time, but wasn't going to let her suffer. I kept her with the flock to help reduce the stress of being seperated. They were kind to her as if they knew. She had a sled now for her pool because she couldn't get in the bigger pool. She was so happy to be able to be in the water. Yesterday I saw her stand with her legs straight and walk several steps! I was shocked and so excited. Today she was walking much more. She is by no means fully recovered, but hopefully on her way. I couldn't stand the thought of putting her down and thought hopefully with time she will show improvement. I cried when she was first injured and today I cried when she was walking. I was just so relieved. It's been a stressful week. So please, if you have an injured duck give them some time to heal if possible. They really are amazing and resilient.
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I'm so happy your duck is feeling better, and I couldn't agree more.  Ducks are resilient creatures; it's amazing what these tiny little birds can withstand!

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PS: Welcome to the forums!

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Thank you and I'm thankful to have a forum where people can share info. It's a wonderful thing!
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Glad you are spreading the word!  Ducks can recover, given some time and the right treatment.

Please PM me, or use @Amiga in the message if you would like to hear from me soon.  

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Please PM me, or use @Amiga in the message if you would like to hear from me soon.  

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Thank you and I'm thankful to have a forum where people can share info. It's a wonderful thing!

:thumbsup     Great news!!

 

Welcome to BYC @frenchbet   

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 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

http://www.faithpot.com/you-cover-me/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email...

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