5 day old duckling with a broken leg

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Paganrose, May 23, 2012.

  1. Paganrose

    Paganrose Songster

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    Yesterday I notices one of my baby ducks hoppin and often getting left behind by momma duck. Today I discovered that it's one leg is completely broken about an inch above the ankle joint. The break is so close to knee joint that it would be impossible to make a splint for it, plus I dont think I could line up the tiny bones for it to heal right, nor do I know how long it has been broken. The bone seams splintered and sharp. The duck does not make any noise or squirm when I mess with the broken leg. I am wondering if I should try and take the broken leg off, since it seams to be more of a hinderance than a help. Has anyone done this before??

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  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    I think you are looking at alot of bleeding if you try this yourself. Please take it to a vet either for fixing or to put it down. It would have to be in pain. Sorry just can't imagine doing something like that myself.
     
  3. zooweemama

    zooweemama Songster

    Poor sweet thing. I second what Miss Lydia said. I'm so sorry!
     
  4. Paganrose

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    A vet is out of the question, and now the ducky is starting to get lethargic. So I will end up having to put it down.
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Probably the best thing at this point, so sorry. [​IMG]
     

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