Can these ducks recover?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jrcagle, Sep 2, 2019.

  1. Jrcagle

    Jrcagle In the Brooder

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    8E8EDCE0-AEF0-4796-B52D-48866EBFF0E9.jpeg 32E8E908-1CC5-4583-AE13-8B17EB7D0113.jpeg Two of our ducks were attacked yesterday and lost parts of the beak. Duck #1 lost about 1/3 of the beak and Duck #2 lost about 3/4. The tongue is intact. See pics.

    We gave emergency care - bath, water, antibiotic. Both are breathing normally today.

    We want to help these ducks recover if possible, but we also don’t know if duck #2’s injuries are too severe for her to ever be able to drink and feed without help.

    Your experience requested.
     
  2. FathertoFeathers

    FathertoFeathers Chirping

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    I think the first one should be able to make it but the second one is pretty beat up. Im not sure that it'll be able to take care of itself ever again. What got to them?
     
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  3. Jrcagle

    Jrcagle In the Brooder

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    Fox was seen in the area, but no visual on the attack.
     
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  4. Jrcagle

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    We had to put the second one down. Her breathing was getting more labored, and we couldn’t foresee a good outcome.
     
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  5. Duck_life

    Duck_life Songster

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  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Wrangler

    I too am very sorry for your loss. That looks pretty bad but I tell ya they are amazing how they can recover. Keep up with keeping the injury clean and keep her away from flies. Is she over shock? She may not feel like eating but if she’ll drink get her some poultry Nutri drench and add to her water. Direction on the bottle. And once she does start eating make her a soupy mix of water and feed so it’s easier to get down. Once she heals make sure she has a bowl deep enough she can scoop her feed up out of.
     
  7. CaliFarmsAR

    CaliFarmsAR Songster

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    Oh no Im so sorry.
     
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  8. FathertoFeathers

    FathertoFeathers Chirping

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    Very sorry for your loss it’s never easy. I hope the other is able to make a good recovery. What got to them?
     
  9. Jrcagle

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    Update:

    Duck #1 has lost her sense of balance. We suspect dehydration, despite vigorous attempts to keep her hydrated. Any ideas?
     
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    DiYMama540 Crowing

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