Duck attacked by raccoon, help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bockapella, Jun 17, 2016.

  1. bockapella

    bockapella Hatching

    Mar 23, 2013
    Huntsville, Alabama
    All 4 of our ducks were attacked just before dawn yesterday. Two killed, one missing, and one survived. The survivor has been given a tub bath to check for bleeding. She had a small puncture wound to the chest which I packed with ointment. She is still terrified and did not preen after the bath. She has refused food, and sitting down or sleeping for the past 24 hours. She will not quack which I understand. She will not bend her head to drink. If we raise the bowl to her she will drink. She had a normal poop, then a black poop, then a normal one again. I think she had an upper g.i. Bleed that has stopped. I have her indoors in a crate covered in towels for a dark safe retreat. Is there anything else we can do?
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2016

  2. TresChicks

    TresChicks Hatching

    Apr 20, 2015
    How did your ducks fare?
    Did you find the missing duck?

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