Duck Limping!!!

DandyAndMahi

Chirping
Aug 14, 2019
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United States, Oklahoma
One of my babies, Mahi started limping yesterday. There’s isn’t anything on his leg, and it doesn’t look any swollen of anything. Since I saw it, I put him in his coop with lots of water. I don’t know what to do. Should I take him to the vet? Should I make a stint for his leg?
 

boskelli1571

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One of my babies, Mahi started limping yesterday. There’s isn’t anything on his leg, and it doesn’t look any swollen of anything. Since I saw it, I put him in his coop with lots of water. I don’t know what to do. Should I take him to the vet? Should I make a stint for his leg?
If you could post pictures of his legs both the top and underside that would help. We don't know what you are seeing..:)
 

DandyAndMahi

Chirping
Aug 14, 2019
21
62
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United States, Oklahoma
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This is his left foot, I think it’s the one that’s hurting. He’s trying to put as much weight as he can on his right one.

He’s a Khaki Campbell and about 6 months old.
 

boskelli1571

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Does the black stuff on the bottom of his foot come off? I'm not sure if he has a bumble or not. Has he been walking around in the snow/ice?
The outer 'toe' that you are pointing to looks deformed to me, like he broke it maybe.
I would try soaking his foot 2x day in warm Epsom salts, the heat may help him.
If you have a decent poultry vet near you I would certainly encourage you to take him there.
Hopefully, some duck oriented folks will chip in here...good luck with him :)
 

DandyAndMahi

Chirping
Aug 14, 2019
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United States, Oklahoma
Does the black stuff on the bottom of his foot come off? I'm not sure if he has a bumble or not. Has he been walking around in the snow/ice?
The outer 'toe' that you are pointing to looks deformed to me, like he broke it maybe.
I would try soaking his foot 2x day in warm Epsom salts, the heat may help him.
If you have a decent poultry vet near you I would certainly encourage you to take him there.
Hopefully, some duck oriented folks will chip in here...good luck with him :)
I think the black stuff does come off, I think it might just be mud. It has been below freezing lately at night and it snowed last week, but all the snow has since gone. I do see what you’re talking about with his toe though! I have found one vet near me that I could take him to, just wanted to see if it was an easy fix! Thank you so much.
 

Eggcessive

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Just my thoughts, but it looks a bit like frostbite. I am not a duck person, but they can get frostbite. Here is a good link about frostbite in ducks:
 

DandyAndMahi

Chirping
Aug 14, 2019
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United States, Oklahoma
Just my thoughts, but it looks a bit like frostbite. I am not a duck person, but they can get frostbite. Here is a good link about frostbite in ducks:
Oh no! I really hope that it’s not frostbite. I’m going to take him to the vet ASAP to get him checked out. Thank you so much for the help!
 

Eggcessive

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If it is frostbite, it may be treatable with bringing him inside, a daily soak in warm Epsom salts water, and using a disinfectant such as chlorhexidene, Vetericyn, or a similar hydrogel wound spray.
 
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