duck with a limp

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Ducker123, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. Ducker123

    Ducker123 Out Of The Brooder

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    last night i fell down the stairs and broke my toe.. then i hobbled outside to put the ducks in for the night and i noticed that one of them had a limp and was having difficulty walking on it, coincidence huh? anyways what could it be, has she just twisted it and it will heal, i cant see anything sticking out of it, should i take her to the vets?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Chickens can twist or pull a muscle just as people can, and I would guess ducks can, too. I've had a couple of instances similar to yours, but the chicken was having no problem getting where it needed to go, getting enough to eat and drink, and the issue resolved on its own.
     
  3. Ducker123

    Ducker123 Out Of The Brooder

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    ahh okay i will just keep an eye then, thanks [​IMG]
     

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