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I am only seeing info from 2011 - I have a relatively urgent question about my Indian Runner drake that is a little embarrassing so I dont want to post it until I am sure this is the right group to ask. ūüė≥
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The Duck Forum is still very active smile.png You can ask and we will do our best to help.
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Breeding Ayam Cemanis, Roman Tufted Geese, and Welsh Harlequin Ducks.

Vermonters, come join us in the Vermont thread!

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Odd you can only see 2011!

 

We are here.  What's up?  I have Runner girls and a Buff drake.

 

@GrammaJan 


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Okay- heres one for the books! Please dont laugh too hard at me - I am learning about this stuff on the fly.
I have only 3 Runners, 2 are male. Tonight I saw 1 male dragging his (penis)??????? It was caked with dried mud. Heres the crazy part - I washed all the dirt off because I was afraid that if he retracted it with all of that on him, infection would follow. But he never retracted it. Has anyone seen this before?? I have no idea what to do.
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It's called prolapsed phallus, and you are doing the right thing.

 

It can become quite serious - so please do not be embarrassed.

 

Keeping it clean, and trying to get him to retract it is important.

 

Some time in a tub of lukewarm water may help him pull himself together (it is a challenge to remain completely clinical about this, I apologize).

 

He may need to have a few days away from the female - hormones can affect this situation.

 

You may also need to put something like KY jelly on it to keep the tissue from drying out - if the tissue dries or gets infected, then it's really serious and it may need to be cut.  Yikes.  That's a job for the vet.

 

If it doesn't go back in in a couple of days, if possible I'd get him to a vet.

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Dang, I am really concerned now. The very tip appeared quite dry. I think I will call around to see if any vet in my area will treat ducks. Till then, I will keep trying to keep it clean, in the hope that he will retract it.

Thank you so much for the info- what a crazy thing!!
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See if you can get ahold of Storey's Guide to Raising Ducks - it includes mention of this condition.  I really would encourage you to let him float in lukewarm water a couple of times a day.

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Dang, I am really concerned now. The very tip appeared quite dry. I think I will call around to see if any vet in my area will treat ducks. Till then, I will keep trying to keep it clean, in the hope that he will retract it.

Thank you so much for the info- what a crazy thing!!
@GrammaJan, welcome to BYC! This link will help you find a e in your area: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1048640/avian-vet-search-links

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