Duck with hook/open chain link injury

CrazyDuckLady32

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Nov 19, 2018
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Looking for advice—-went out to coop a few mornings ago and found our hen Pekin duck had cknocked over the water bucket, climbed on it and bitten onto an open link of galvanized chain, essentially skewering up into the tissue below her eye. She was hanging there for who knows how long over night.

I took her down and held her, made sure she rehydrated, etc. She was alert, eating and drinking. I added some Nutridrench to her clean water and have been washing her bowl and doing the same each day.

Today I went out, 48 hours after the injury and the swelling is a bit worse. That eye is running and very wet around it, she blinking a lot and I’m not sure what to do to help her out. Suspecting infection, not too many vets around here will treat her. Want to fix it, not process her. Anything I can do?
 

CrazyDuckLady32

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Nov 19, 2018
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The hook went straight up in about 3/4” through the roof of the mouth right at where the bill joins the face, so I can’t get a picture without opening her mouth.
 

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Abriana

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The hook went straight up in about 3/4” through the roof of the mouth right at where the bill joins the face, so I can’t get a picture without opening her mouth.
Is it still open? Can you flush with a saline solution? Then put something in it to ward off infection. Keep it nice and clean. It’s probably a little infected and irritated. Good luck!
 

CrazyDuckLady32

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Thank you, we’ll keep at it. Going to have the husband hold her while I flush it out and we'll see. She’s still eating but you can tell it hurts. Breathing is a bit raspy through the bill, understandably.
 

Abriana

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Thank you, we’ll keep at it. Going to have the husband hold her while I flush it out and we'll see. She’s still eating but you can tell it hurts. Breathing is a bit raspy through the bill, understandably.
I’m sure it will help and make her feel a lot better. You can use a gallon sized plastic bag and cut a hole in the coner, or use a syringe to flush. I would put some neosporin (without painkiller) in there to keep infection away.
You can wet her feed to make it easier to eat or cook her up some egg, which is also easy to eat.
 

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