Did my ducklings blood vessel burst in her foot?

coolguy221822

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I took my ducklings out of the pen today and I noticed that one had trouble walking and just kinda sat their. His top part of the foot is very red. Is it blood.
 

Amiga

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Is it liquid? Is it under the skin? I would let the little one float in some warmish water (based on brooder temperature - 80F would probably be okay unless it's less than 2 weeks old) for about 5 minutes and watch closely.

If it's very warm and red, it could be an infection.

It could be an abrasion.

Those are my thoughts without a little duck foot to look at.

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coolguy221822

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This is the best image I could get. It is red where the shadow is. It's worse when he is standing. I tried putting him and water and he went crazy. He is the skidding type. If it was and infection what. Can I do about it. Due to my current financial state, I can't afford a vet
 

coolguy221822

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Is it liquid?  Is it under the skin?  I would let the little one float in some warmish water (based on brooder temperature - 80F would probably be okay unless it's less than 2 weeks old) for about 5 minutes and watch closely.

If it's very warm and red, it could be an infection. Also I don't think it's liquid

It could be an abrasion.

Those are my thoughts without a little duck foot to look at.

:hugs
 

coolguy221822

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Apr 7, 2015
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Is it liquid?  Is it under the skin?  I would let the little one float in some warmish water (based on brooder temperature - 80F would probably be okay unless it's less than 2 weeks old) for about 5 minutes and watch closely.

If it's very warm and red, it could be an infection.

It could be an abrasion.

Those are my thoughts without a little duck foot to look at.

:hugs
it is 72 degrees outside but the red spot is a bit warm
 

Amiga

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I would put a little triple antibiotic without painkiller on it three or four times a day - see if that helps. Could he have gotten burned somehow? I am not trying to make anyone feel bad - ducklings can get hurt in weird ways. Trying to figure out if we have a pinch, a burn, a sting, a bite.
 

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