Duckling with injured beak

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Devildollx, May 26, 2017.

  1. Devildollx

    Devildollx New Egg

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    Two days ago I noticed my blue runner had a beak injury. Not broken, but bleeding slightly. I've been watching it closely and noticed today there is a significant amount of swelling, which I had expected. It doesn't seem to be creating any difficultly eating for my duck (my greatest concern), what I'm wondering is if there's anything I can do to bring the swelling down, and how long its likely to last? My duck doesn't seem to be in a lot of pain but I'm sure it is annoying for him. Thanks!

    Ps - the photo is of him immediately after I noticed the bleeding, before any swelling started.
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  2. Chickenrunlady

    Chickenrunlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what a sweetheart. I can't seem to see the injury. What do you think happened?
     
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    Chickenrunlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Devildollx

    Devildollx New Egg

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    He took a bit of a tumble the day he obtained the injury, having fallen off a small table he was on while I changed his bedding (he only fell about three feet and landed on soft carpet). I can't think of anything else that may have caused it, unless it happened while I was away. They (he and his two Pekin nestmates) have nothing in their brooder that would cause them harm tho.
     
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  6. Devildollx

    Devildollx New Egg

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    I just took a pic of him so you can see the swelling. 20170526_134142.jpg
     
  7. Devildollx

    Devildollx New Egg

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    I will look thru this thread and see what I can find. Thank you!
     
  8. Chickenrunlady

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    poor little guy, any avian vets in your area?
     
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    is he breathing ok, look like one of his nostril might be shut a bit
     

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