Can these ducks recover?

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

  1. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia John 3:16

    Is it because she can’t drink? Is a vet an option they an administer fluids can get her hydrated . @casportpony is our best at this!
     
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  2. Jrcagle

    Jrcagle In the Brooder

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    C45FA3F2-C881-41C1-8502-9B8EC157552B.jpeg Update: Duck #1 (hereafter Duckbill Ferny) is improving. She’s taken pedialyte and a little gruel. She also drank a fair amount today (500mL) and seems to be in better spirits. We’re administering Nutri-drench right now.
     
  3. DiYMama540

    DiYMama540 Crowing

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    Aww I'm happy to hear this! BTW, I think your "she" is a "he" according to that curly tail feather :love
     
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  4. Silkiechicken66

    Silkiechicken66 Songster

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    Good luck! Birds are amazing with healing, just give it time and care!
     
  5. Jrcagle

    Jrcagle In the Brooder

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    Cool! But ... he quacks. I thought only girls quacked?
     
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  6. DiYMama540

    DiYMama540 Crowing

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    The males make a sound, it's sort of the raspy quieter quack. When the females really get to quacking you can hear them from a mile away! :gig There are a couple of videos on YouTube that demonstrate the difference well.
     
  7. DellaMyDarling

    DellaMyDarling Songster

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    It took me a good number of ducks to be able to determine the voice difference.

    Anyway, I appreciate that you chose to put down Duck 2. That is never easy to do, but I agree with your take on ducks health.

    I would attempt to give Duck 1 a chance to recover. I've had a few really deep bill lacerations that completely healed within a day. No, he won't regrow an entire bill, but may regrow enough tissues to eat and drink just fine.

    Do you have any other ducks? If not, he will be in need of a post recovery friend.
     
  8. slordaz

    slordaz hatchaholic

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    That's a tough duck there glad they are recovering, and your doing whats best for them, sorry you had to make the call but you did what was best for the other one.
     
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  9. casportpony

    casportpony Enlightened

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    So sorry for your loss. :hugs Very happy to read that #1 drank 500 ml, that's great! Do you have a scale to weigh #1 on? Daily weigh-ins will really help you know if they are headed in the right direction.
     
  10. Jrcagle

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    Very helpful, thanks. Our big immediate concerns are discerning whether there is any infection, and trying to make sure flies don’t lay eggs.

    We’ve put multiple doses of neosporin on the exposed wounds, but I can’t guarantee no flies in the garage.
     

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