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post #11 of 16

Heard you can split the leg so it can heal? It scoots around using the other side.

post #12 of 16
Thanks for the input. Ever since we noticed something as wrong, we kept her separated from the drake but so they could still see each other. We try to give her a bath several times a week to clean her up as she ends up smelling due to not moving her tail feathers when she poops and then filling the bath up so she can float.

We are also looking for a vet that will do stuff for ducks etc

And I don't know to do compresses, so info about that will be great

I'm also not sure what the term 'splitting the leg' means from the comment above
post #13 of 16
I trust they meant splinting!

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post #14 of 16
Oh right that sounds more likely thanks
post #15 of 16

I have a duck, she is about 4 months old, she started limping yesterday and not putting weight on her foot.  She will run and walk if she has to but she prefers not to.  Today I scooped her up and put her in a cage outside with food and water to rest.  Any thoughts.  No visible injury or wounds, cant really afford to take a duck to the vet.  I will if i have to but has this happened to anybody and just allowed them to rest and it fixed itself.  I have had it happen to a chicken and she has healed up but walks a bit more odd than the others. Are duck as tough and hardy as chickens when it comes to wounds?   

post #16 of 16

yes

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