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Duck With Lame Leg (I think) Need Help

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by EilighsFarm, Dec 20, 2014.

  1. EilighsFarm

    EilighsFarm Chirping

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    Hello,

    Ok, so my problem is that I have a duck that I think has a lame leg.

    Ever since it was a small duckling it walked funny now it can barely walk and, it can't lift itself off the ground.[​IMG]

    It legs are like FLAT to the ground. It also popped open a blood vessel on one of its growing feather but now its all healed.[​IMG]

    The duck also has what i think might be eye goop around its eyes. Ive treated it for worms and, that never helped. I just think its leg is lame.

    The other hens peck it so i have to keep it separate.

    If it does have a lame leg how can I help it? Can I do a special treatment? Help it be able to walk better or at least lift itself up?

    Its only felt pain since it was a baby and quacks all the time in pain. Like whenever I walk by it quacks at me. In my mind its asking me to help it and, I don't know what to do. [​IMG]

    It just makes me sad.[​IMG]

    Any help?

    -Thank you BYC community![​IMG]
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners 8 Years

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    Well, a good duck vet would be best.

    I feel that you have a special needs duck who probably would do best as an indoor duck, with a special sling for support. But at this point, someone who could really analyze the problem by looking the duck over is what I think would be worth the effort.
     
  3. EilighsFarm

    EilighsFarm Chirping

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    Thanks for the support but, I have no duck vets around me. No where. Ive looked and asked pretty much every person thats come over

    The ducks eyes are now foaming up. I feel as if its going to pass any day now. My problem with that is that if it passes it would pass in my room because, if i brought it inside thats where it would stay+house during the day.

    Ive been thinking if I should spare the duck pain and put it down. Id have someone else that i know do it because, I can't. Should I put it down? Is their any other solution?

    -thanks
     
  4. EilighsFarm

    EilighsFarm Chirping

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    The duck does swim fine though
     
  5. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners 8 Years

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    Foamy eye comes from not being able to wash their heads. The solution is simple - for now, mist the eyes three or four times a day with saline or Vetericyn, and give the duck a bucket to wash in. You may need to help - if the duck swims fine, then twice a day lukewarm baths will likely help quite a bit.
     
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  6. EilighsFarm

    EilighsFarm Chirping

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    Thankyou! Ive been giving it frequent baths and my vet for dogs/cats gave us some eye drops and medicine.
     
  7. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners 8 Years

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    Good! Please keep us updated!
     
  8. EilighsFarm

    EilighsFarm Chirping

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    Will do!
     
  9. andreacroyle

    andreacroyle Songster

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    There is a site called Poultry pedia. Maybe someone has fhe link as my comp is on the fritz. I have a special needs ggoose that is an indoor bird. if there isnt a vet in your area. I suggest as much research as possible amd many hours on BYC. Story's guide to raising dduck migjt help to. Youlocal llibrary should have it. But honestly the bird needs an x-ray so you know what os going on. Any vet can do am xray. I suggest acquiring as much knowledge as possible before you go to the vet.
     

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