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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Miss Ducky, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. Miss Ducky

    Miss Ducky Chirping

    Jun 29, 2010
    The guy who boards my friends' horse has a duck, I think a pekin. His son gave it to him for thanksgiving dinner one year, but he couldn't kill it so he ended up just keeping it. Anyway, the duck, Donald, does not have any duck friends, and had bonded rather strongly with the horses. My friend has noticed that Donald has been limping, and has some black stuff on his leg. She could not get a closer look because they couldn't catch him. If they do catch him, there is a strong possibility that I'll adopt him. We do not have any horses, but I do have three khaki campbells. If I do adopt Donald, what should I do about the frostbite, and introducing him to my ducks?

  2. Conventio Liberi

    Conventio Liberi In the Brooder

    Nov 3, 2010
    You may want to have him checked out by a vet.
    You don't want him bringing anything into your flock unexpected.

    At the very least check for lice/mites/worms etc... Before you introduce him.
  3. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    Perhaps bumble foot.
  4. roocrazy

    roocrazy Songster

    Jun 11, 2009
    a lot could have caused him to limp. Perhaps Bumble foot, Sprain, Fracture< or even just an infected cut or other wound!

    hopes this helps.
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    maybe one of the horses accidently stepped on him

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