duck with limp and holding up foot

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jack & mommy's duckies, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. jack & mommy's duckies

    jack & mommy's duckies Songster

    Jan 24, 2010
    One of my cayuga ducks has been limping a bit for a few days now. I checked her out....didn't notice anything, and she made no noise when I touched it. Today when I got home from work she is standing there holding it up. The middle toe looks to be a bit scab or anything like that. She still makes no noise or try to get away when I touch it. I brought her in the house and put her in the tub. She is swimming but wont use that foot. Any ideas??? My gander has been stepping on some of my girls but I've not noticed any aggression or anything like that.

    Advice/opinions please
  2. jmc

    jmc Songster

    Jul 22, 2008
    South Central MA
    please dont kill yourself with worrying or adding lots of extra 'what if?' chores because of your little cayuga. of course, you may do as much as you want, it is your baby. but...............

    you will get maybe a bewildering amount of suggestions of what you could do and what it could be--very well intentioned, please note--and you may get too keyed up.

    ducks are extremely tough, and if i were in your position (and i have been in your position many times!), i would just say to myself, "oh, she is limping; well we'll give it some days, not worry about it and see what happens" i have seen MANY cases where i have done the best thing (that is, nothing) and they simply become fine.

    there are so many variables i will not offer further commnent................ just don't let yourself get all worked up. give it time. this is a real learning process you are going through. sometimes, humans are better off not intervening. however loving we may want to be................

    good luck
  3. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Crowing

    Aug 4, 2010
    San Diego
    I agree with the above post, if it's not broken or looks damaged, I would just wait and see what happens.

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