A dog attacked one of my ducks 5 days ago. Her left hip and upper leg is swollen and she can't lift the leg ! There doesn't seem to be any break and she can stand on it but not lift it up ! Could it be out of socket ?
I checked my duck really good and it seems likto me her left leg sits back farther than the front ! That's why she can't lift it ! When unfelt hem and compared then one dies back farther. Could that have popped out and went back ?
Yes, she could have a dislocated joint. If at all possible, a vet's help would be best. I do not know how to reset a joint like that.
In the meantime, give her as much time floating in lukewarm water in a tub as you can, see if the warm water and gentle motion help get things back in place. You might also try contacting a waterfowl rehabber for information or references.