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Coyote Attack On My Duck! Help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by snowhorse, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. snowhorse

    snowhorse Pantry Brook Farm

    Jun 13, 2009
    I have 4 of my ducks taken last night by coyotes. I found one still alive but in shock and she has some wounds from where they picked her up.

    I have a friend who's husband is a vet and I waiting her her back from her about antibotics and what not.

    Anyone have any idea what I can do for her in the mean time?

    She has 4 puncture wounds from where the coyote picked her up.

    My Dad said there is a time of year where the mamma coyote teaches the babies how to kill and they just kill to kill. Because out of the 4 that are gone, I found one just dead not chewed at all. The one I have that is still alive that was just picked up. And I have 2 completely missing.

    Im sooo bummed out right now.

    I want to clean her up but I dont know what is okay to use on ducks. I have horses and chickens, so I do have some first aid stuff for them. But dont want to use something that could cause damamge.

    And help would be greatly appreciated. She is a female black and white Ancona only about 4 months old.

  2. drdoolittle

    drdoolittle Songster

    Jul 30, 2010
    NE Indiana
    I think betadine would be o.k. The thing is, that with puncture wounds, it is very difficult to know how deep they really are. She may recover slowly on her own, but she also could be severly wounded, and only a vet could tell you that. Good luck with her, sorry about the others.[​IMG]
  3. kjd_aag_sad

    kjd_aag_sad Hatching

    Aug 28, 2010
    I just went through this with a rooster and a coon....I had the rooster in a pet carrier in my livingroom for about two weeks...Watch out for maggots, but put triple antibiotic ointment (I keep it in my medicine since I have a 4 year old) on the wounds...Just keep it in a clean place away from other birds so the don't pick on it, with the ointment you should be fine as long as there isn't major internal injuries....If maggots appear I keep screw worm aerosol by afripharm on hand at all times that gets rid of them really well also works on bugs, ect on your birds, but it does turn the bird and some of your hands blue (normally washes off in 24 hours or less, depends on how soon you wash it off)
  4. snowhorse

    snowhorse Pantry Brook Farm

    Jun 13, 2009
    I am thinking about giving her antibiotics because the wounds are really deep. Any idea what you can give a duck?
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    You have to be very careful what you give ducks so I would check with a vet first.
  6. dieselgrl48

    dieselgrl48 Songster

    Feb 21, 2010
    So sorry about your duck.The best thing is to clean the wound's Int.It's best to keep the wound's as dry as possible and try to isolate the duck away from flie's.I have had good sucess treating a few wounded duck's(a couple of serious wound's).One from a dog attack one that lost a foot from turtle and a couple of young fox kit attack's.I use a good wound wash or betadine first dry the wound's with clean gauze and keep a good anitibiotic spray on daily for about a week.Once the wound's start healing then you can put some ointment on the wound's to soften the scar tissue.I find the spray's much less invasive than touching the wound's if they are not severe and having to put the animal through more stress than needed trying to change gauze daily and poking the sore's.It basicly depend's on how bad the wound's are.My duck that lost foot eventualy did require a bit more care.Taping changing and building up a temp stint for her lost foot. I have never given a duck anything like penicillin so maybe someone else has some info on that.Please update Us and let Us know how your ducky does. Hugggzzz and sooooo sorry [​IMG]

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