Duck attacked by turkey

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by starrybrook, Sep 21, 2015.

  1. starrybrook

    starrybrook Out Of The Brooder

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    Our duck was attacked by the turkey. We caught right away. We are bringing her inside to rest. Will she make it? I am in shock. We love her. Do we keep her drake with her? He was protecting her...[​IMG]
     
  2. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    OUCH, I would keep her separated from him for a while, if he tries to mate with her, he's just going to go right for that head. Try to clean it up the best you can and put some antibotic ointment on it. I'm a big fan of Blue Kote but Iodine works good too. Some have tried neosprin as long as it doesn't have pain reliever in it.

    She should produce a scab and be OK, as long as an infection doesn't kick in. As long as you keep it clean and keep putting antibotic ointment on it, you should be OK. Make sure she keeps eating and drinking. Baths might help too, then she can clean it herselfl but she may not be in the mood for taken one. If you try it make sure it's a warm one...

    Keep us posted..
     
  3. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    Is he alone? If so, you may want her and him, close in hand, Ducks don't like to be alone, so if you only have the One pair, keep them separated but in a spot where he can hang with her but not get to her.. As long as he can see her he should be OK So keep him close but not so close that he can get to her..
     
  4. starrybrook

    starrybrook Out Of The Brooder

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    She made it through the night and I separated them today so he could bathe and she could rest. I dressed her wound,gave her some electrolytes and made sure she was warm. Her eyes are weepy...is that ok? She laid her head in my hand and I am worried she might not make it. But when I put her back on the cage she seemed to perk up. Walking fine. I feel so badly for her.
     
  5. Lacrystol

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    I would probably would not cover it up with anything except the ointment, the air should help create a scab..as long as it's very clean and can scab over before an infection kicks in I think she'll be OK.. Just keep her clean. I will take some time and a while before those head feathers come back. I would also make sure she's getting some vitamins..
     

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