broken leg?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by lisamarie, May 30, 2010.

  1. lisamarie

    lisamarie Out Of The Brooder

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    hi all,

    i am having such bad luck w/ these ducklings! it seems as if one now has broken her foot. she is about 8 weeks old. she ran into some wild rose bushes the other night and now will not put any pressure on her foot. i have looked and looked for any thorns but can't find any. any ideas about what i should do? should i keep her separated from the 4 other ducklings? i am just nervous because she tries to keep up w/ them and runs along even though she shouldn't be. the others are out in a large pen during the day. should i keep the one w/ the broken leg in a small brooder type container so she can rest?

    thanks,
    lisa
     
  2. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    If the duck does have a broken bone it may well need to be splpinted to help with healing. It would be better for a vet to see the duck to splint it if it is broken as the bone could actually need realigning to ensure it will heal correctly. Keping her in a smaller confined space to limit her walking would aid any recovery she needs.
     

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