crested duckling got hit, will it be ok?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by klf73, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    I have one crested runner duckling(came with my order, didn't order it specifically). My 13yo son was playing with a headlamp light in the yard and tossed it up and of course it lands in my duck container in my yard. I heard the poor thing cry from in the house(it was right out the window of the room I was in). My son felt terrible and held him for a while until he was up and chirping, calling for the rest of his friends. I did think my son killed it as it was stunned lying on its side with his wing out but he came around. Do I have to worry about any long term side effects?
     
  2. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    The only thing you can really do is watch the duckling for signs of neuro damage from the blow.
    Long term side effects are, of course, a possibility, but hopefully he was just stunned.
     

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