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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    We have three that fled the scene of the crime and were rounded up unharmed. We’re building a day enclosure for them.

    We’re concerned about reintroducing Ferny to the others. We’ll just have to see.
     
  2. Jrcagle

    Jrcagle In the Brooder

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    07D7AC25-BBA1-4DB2-8AE0-0D6E3C9948DC.jpeg Duckbill Ferny and his posse.

    Still not eating solid food.
     
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  3. glassdragonfly

    glassdragonfly Songster

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    He looks great! Give him time,I'm sure that bill is sore. He sure is pretty handsome.:love
     
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  4. DiYMama540

    DiYMama540 Crowing

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    How did the reintroduction go? Was his crew happy to see him?
     
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  5. Jrcagle

    Jrcagle In the Brooder

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    Yes, they were. They even waited up for him on the trek to the neighbor’s pond.

    Today he’s much more animated and is taking gruel.
     
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  6. DiYMama540

    DiYMama540 Crowing

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    It's amazing how tough these birds are! Glad the other ducks welcomed him back with open wings! :highfive:
     
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  7. sarahconnor

    sarahconnor Chirping

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    That’s a horrible injury. I’m so sorry. My beautiful goose just got her head crushed by a raccoon. I shot the raccoon. I rushed her to the vet because I was not experienced enough to assess that injury, and he said no she would not be able to make it so he kindly euthanized her. So I would recommend take them into the vet, have the vet just take a look and he can let you know what the possibilities are for recovery again I’m so sorry this happened to those beautiful girls!!
     
  8. Jrcagle

    Jrcagle In the Brooder

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    Update: Duckbill Ferny isn’t eating and is losing weight.

    The others have some reintroduction stress. They peck at his neck for a bit, but then settle down. So for now, Duckbill stays in the garage and has supervised day visits with the posse.

    Any feeding help?
     
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  9. blackandtan

    blackandtan Songster

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    IMO I’d keep him separated from the others until he heals a bit, all his energy should go to healing, not playing or being picked on
     
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  10. DiYMama540

    DiYMama540 Crowing

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    I was afraid he would end up picked on :( As for feeding, try watering down his food quite a bit, that may help. Add some chopped greens, and vitamins to it. Nutridrench and B complex are wonder potions for the birds!

    Any new pics of the beak so we can see how he's healing?
     

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