Duck injured by goose.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by AshleyRS, Sep 30, 2017.

  1. AshleyRS

    AshleyRS Hatching

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    I need some help/advice. My presumably male blue Swedish duck was attacked by one of my geese. He is missing most of his feathers between his wings and was walking fine until 2 days ago; now he is using his wings to walk. For the last two nights I have kept him in a pen on my porch before placing him in an enclosure outside for the day. I am trying to give him time to rest away from the other birds while still allowing him to see his flock. He doesn't seem to be getting better and I am worried that I am not doing all I can. He is able to move his tail feathers and his feet and legs appear to be fine. Any advice would be welcome.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    :welcome sorry for the circumstances. Hopefully there is only muscle damage that will repair. Is he able to swim ? That might be good therapy. Understand that if he recovers the goose will very likely attack him again if given the chance.
     
  3. AshleyRS

    AshleyRS Hatching

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  4. AshleyRS

    AshleyRS Hatching

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    Thank you for your advice. I was going to try and let him swim tomorrow since he appeared to be a bit better this evening. If he does recover he and the rest of the ducks will be housed and free ranged separately from the geese.
     
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  6. AshleyRS

    AshleyRS Hatching

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    He is much perkier but he is still favoring his wings. I am beginning to think he has a twisted ankle and I am hoping it is not broken. He has a great time in the tub and appears to be enjoying quiet time in the chicken run sans the hens.
     

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