duck with a broken leg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by melissa41927, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. melissa41927

    melissa41927 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my peking drake got hit by a car and broke his thigh bone. we splinted it, but its not working. i checked on him today and it has started to bleeding. can't afford vet service they wanted $500 to fix him. can a duck survive with only one leg? i know that a chick can.
     
  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    Can you post pics of what type of splint you have on him? Where is he bleeding? Is it from a bone sticking though or just a cut?

    When you splinted him, did you put the ends of the bones back in place ?

    How old is he? When was he hit?
     
  3. melissa41927

    melissa41927 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we put the bones back together as best we could,. but the break is up high on the hip next to the socket. it is splinted on the upper thigh with 2 popcicle sticks and tape with vet wrap around that. when i checked, the bone was not sticking out, so the blood might be from a cut on the inside of the thigh. the leg dangles, but he can still flex his foot. he was hit on the 20th of october. he is under a year old. there was a little blood on the underside on the leg when i found him, but today, there was fresh blood.
     
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  4. Ducks-R-Us

    Ducks-R-Us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh poor ducky!!!!!
    That's so sad that he got hit by a car!!!!
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    Hope he feels better soon...
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