3 day old duckling swallowed my nose ring!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MissMcBratty, May 7, 2016.

  1. MissMcBratty

    MissMcBratty New Egg

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    First time mommy here and just brought the babies home yesterday. Was laying down with them outside today and Dot, the mallard, plucked my nose ring and swallowed it before I could stop her! It's a very tiny stud maybe a half inch long with about a 45° angle. Should I worry about this or will she probably just poop it out eventually? Thanks!
     
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh wow that is a new one :D . I would think it should just pass through.
     
  3. MissMcBratty

    MissMcBratty New Egg

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    That's what I'm thinking too. I've been watching get closely all day and making sure she has plenty of water to help things move freely. She doesn't appear to be in any distress or anything so that's good!
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Tevye's Dad had a similar episode a few weeks ago with one of his littles....just keep an eye out. There is a Duck Forum where you are welcome to join us in enjoying our ducklings and ducks!
     
  5. MissMcBratty

    MissMcBratty New Egg

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    I saw the forum and fully intend to utilize it! As this was a health issue and possible emergency, I decided to post it here. Good we news! Dot pinned up the nose ring this afternoon! Yay! Thanks everyone!
     
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  6. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    :D good news
     
  7. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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  8. bluto in mo

    bluto in mo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you going to keep and use it?
     
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  9. MissMcBratty

    MissMcBratty New Egg

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    Yep! Nothing a little alcohol won't take care of! Lol
     
  10. bluto in mo

    bluto in mo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Make for a good story.
     

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