Duck with string stuck around legs

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sshore, Mar 15, 2018.

  1. sshore

    sshore In the Brooder

    Jun 10, 2016
    Hey guys so I went on vacation for a couple days and my duck somehow got string wrapped around both legs. I cut it off but there are still deep marks where the string was wrapped. I let him soak in warm water for a while tonight to help and I’m keeping him contained inside to see if things improve over night/tomorrow. But I was wondering if anyone had any advise on what to do to help in his healing process.

    If things don’t start improving in a day or so I will absolutely take him to my trusted poultry vet, there is no doubt about that!

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  2. Fancychooklady

    Fancychooklady Crowing

    Jun 14, 2012
    Tasmania. Australia
    This is a common occurrence unfortunately. You've done a good job getting it off. You could rub or spray an antibiotic on the area for good measure, but it will more than likely heal quite well.
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