Broken or sprain?

jennyman

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Apr 9, 2020
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Hello All. Yesterday my buff duck hurt herself. Not sure how but she had a pretty bad limp. Now she doesn't want to put any pressure on it at all. She has been in a cage during the day and in the coop at night. She doesnt move in the coop so feel comfortable with this. I dont feel a break but not totally sure. She is enjoying a warm bath now but isnt really using the injured leg to move around. Not the best picture of the leg. Any advice on how to know if it is a break?
 

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Isaac 0

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Sorry to hear about your duck.

Could you try to gently pick her up, and feel up and down her leg, and look for signs of swelling, discoloration, bruising, and feel for any warm spots, and ensure each joint bends properly?
 

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