Baby duck injury

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TSW99, Nov 10, 2014.

  1. TSW99

    TSW99 Chirping

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    Please help my baby duck has a head injury I dont know what caused it but when I noticed it it had a yellow film/scab on it today when I checked on it I looks bigger and has a bump on the side I have been putting hydrogen peroxide and neosporin on it no improvement [​IMG]
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  2. Suzie

    Suzie Crowing

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    I have asked an expert on the duck forum to look at your post and offer any further help that they can....
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Do you think your chickens may have ganged up on it? looks like a wound, use peroxide only once if you keep using it it will damage new skin. Neo is good and there are other wound care products too, Veterycin is one, Keep the duckling away from any other flock members who maybe drawn to an open wound chickens are the worst. Blue Kote will help disguise the wound and help heal too. Also keep the duckling where flies can't get to it if you live where flies are still out. Maggots are a death sentence. Be sure not to use anything with pain relief in it. unless prescribed by a vet. Keep us updated on how the lil one is doing.
     
  4. TSW99

    TSW99 Chirping

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    Okay he will be removed for now
    the only thing I can think of is one of the older hens could have pecked him through the wire ?
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Could have unless some how he came up underneath something and poked a hole in it's head. I know hens are notorious for pecking we had a member on the duck thread that had his hens kill quite a few of his ducklings and they were not just hatched. you might want to put a smaller guage wire[hardware cloth] between the hens and ducklings. let us know how it is.
     
  6. TSW99

    TSW99 Chirping

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    Okay I will see how it is in the morning
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    How's the duckling doing?
     
  8. TSW99

    TSW99 Chirping

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    The duckling is getting better The injury is starting to look better too sorry I forgot to update.
    I will try to get another pic tomorrow
    another question I thought of, will he eventually regrow feathers were the injury is?
     
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2014
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Yes he will and since young and still growing feathers it should cover over nicely. So glad to hear it's doing well.
     
  10. TSW99

    TSW99 Chirping

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    Well let me send updated photos to get a second opinion on it
    to me I thinks it looks better though
     

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