Duck cut foot on Screw in ramp Help..

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Vicki53813, Feb 13, 2016.

  1. Vicki53813

    Vicki53813 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all. Quick question for you,, Came home from work and noticed blood inside coop. One of my Pekins looks to have blood all over him and on the straw. I think he must of cut it on the ramp where a screw was sticking up. I didnt notice the screw had worked its way up..... Just wondering if his foot will heal on its own or am i going to have to catch him, clean it etc...??
     
  2. BoomChickaPop

    BoomChickaPop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes you will need to catch him and see how bad his foot is.
    It will probably heal up on it's own.
    Can you post a picture?
     
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Ducks can heal, but they need some help.

    You probably have already fixed the screw problem.

    I would get him into a lukewarm tub of water to clean off, take a good look at the foot.

    He may need to be separated into a clean, quiet, safe place with fresh food and water for a day or two to help get the foot healing properly. May also need some saline solution spray or Vetericyn spray, even some antibiotic creme or ointment without painkiller to help prevent infection till the skin starts to knit together.
     
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2016
  4. Vicki53813

    Vicki53813 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you . I will do my best to catch him and clean him up
     
  5. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I hope it goes well - please send an update.
     

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