Duckling with a broken leg?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Goldendoodles, May 1, 2009.

  1. Goldendoodles

    Goldendoodles Out Of The Brooder

    55
    0
    39
    Mar 16, 2009
    Hey everyone
    This is my first batch of ducks, and unfortunately one, a 2 and a half week old khaki campbell has an injured leg:( He still uses it when he walks, just kind of limps between the food and water. I don't know how it happened just noticed one day that one of my 11 duckies was limping. At first i thought it was just a sprain and separated him with one other buddy. When they go for their daily swim in the tub he paddles just as good as the others and i can barely tell him apart. Now that i've moved them outside (about time;) he's back in with the rest. should i separate him again. And is the leg broken it looks like its kind of crooked but he still uses it. if it is broken should i splint it, and how??? (sigh) so many questions.
    [​IMG]
    hope the picture comes out i'm new to ducks and forums [​IMG]
     
  2. Brindlebtch

    Brindlebtch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2009
    Texas
    If it was actually broken I don't think he would paddle with it, would he?
     
  3. Goldendoodles

    Goldendoodles Out Of The Brooder

    55
    0
    39
    Mar 16, 2009
    so should i wrap it with something?? or just leave him be. will the leg straighten by itself?? Sorry for all my questions i don't know what to do.[​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by