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Broken Leg???

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Huny, May 7, 2009.

  1. Huny

    Huny Songster

    Nov 14, 2008
    Sunny Southern Arizona
    My Pekin tonight was sitting and couldn't really get up. I went to look at her (I have 6 total) and she couldn't get away. Finally when I got closer she forced herself up on her leg and limped away from me. I looked closely to see if she had a cut or thorn, but couldn't see anything wrong.

    I looked at her again later, and when I went to stretch out the right leg, there was an audible "POP" and I noticed it was swollen 2-3 times at the join as the other leg was. Is this broken? Is it something that can be healed? She can stand on it but it looks like she is in a great deal of pain when she does.

    Could it be she got hurt, or could it be growing too fast like Cornish Crosses? She is 10 weeks old and full sized and pretty heavy.

  2. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    [​IMG] i hope we get answers tomorrow.
  3. Huny

    Huny Songster

    Nov 14, 2008
    Sunny Southern Arizona
    Yea, everyone is in bed tonight I guess [​IMG]
  4. Duck Keeper

    Duck Keeper Songster

    Mar 18, 2009
    Out in the Boonies
    If you can get her to stay still long enough to feel the leg, you should be able to tell if there is any obvious breakage. If you can, try to get a sense of the temperature of the leg. Is it hot? Cold? Normal?
    It may be the stress of growing so fast and being so fat, but she may have an inflamed joint just because. It could also be a bacterial infection?

    I'm not a vet, nor do I have much experience with ducks, but I read/research a lot. [​IMG]

    If you have a kiddie pool or other body of water for her to swim in, she might enjoy not having to stand on it, plus it might cool it off if the leg's hot. Usually a hot leg means there's some kind of infection or swelling.

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